At least 3 dead as migrant boat runs aground off Greek island

Updated - November 17, 2021 11:07 am IST

Published - April 20, 2015 03:58 pm IST - ATHENS

A boat carrying dozens of immigrants ran aground off the Greek island of Rhodes and at least three have drowned, the Greek Coast Guard said on Monday.

"We have recovered three bodies so far - that of a man, a woman and a child. The search-and-rescue operation continues," a Greek Coast Guard official said.

About 80 people have been rescued so far and 23 of those had been taken to hospital, another official said.

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