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Migrant sailboat sinks, at least 17 missing
Migrant sailboat sinks, at least 17 missing

Migrant sailboat sinks in Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece, at least 17 people missing. Greek authorities say the operation is ongoing.

World Bulletin / News Desk 

A sailboat carrying migrants sank in in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece on Tuesday and at least 17 people were missing, Greek authorities said.

Greece's maritime ministry said Greek and Turkish rescue efforts had saved 16 of the between 33 and 37 migrants believed to be on board when the boat went down between the Greek islands of Farmakonisi and Agathonisi.

Their nationalities were not known.

"The operation is ongoing," said a spokeswoman for Greece's maritime ministry. "We are still looking for 17 to 21 people."

Greece is the largest arrival point, putting a huge strain on the country as it wrestles with one of the worst economic crises of modern times.

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