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13 September, 2015

Another one: 15 children among 34 dead in the endless Mediterranean sea-grave

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Infants and children are almost half of the victims in the new shipwreck on Sunday morning off the Farmakonisi. There were more than 120 people aboard in the boat that was capsized resulting to at least 34 people lost at sea. There are fears that the death toll may increase. By noon the dead amounted to 28, but the number is constantly growing.

So far, 34 bodies have been collected, including four infants and eleven children, six boys and five girls. Ten women and nine men among the dead. In total, 68 people have been rescued while 29 managed to reach the beach of Farmakonisi swimming.

Research on the identification of other missing persons continued with the participation of two helicopters Super Puma and boats of the Greek coast guard and navy. The coast guard rescued 24 refugees.

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