. At least 16 dead after third migrant boat in three days sinks in Greek waters « JO LEE MAGAZINE

THE GUARDIAN/At least 16 people have died after a migrant boat capsized in the Aegean Sea late Friday, bringing to at least 30 the combined death toll from three accidents in as many days involving migrant boats in Greek waters.

The sinkings came as smugglers increasingly favour a perilous route from Turkey to Italy, which avoids Greece’s heavily patrolled eastern Aegean islands that for years were at the forefront of the country’s migration crisis.

The coast guard said 62 people were rescued after a sailboat capsized late Friday 8km (5 miles) off the island of Paros in the central Aegean.

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