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28 migrants die in boat capsize off Greece: coastguard

ATHENS - A total of 28 bodies have been pulled from the sea off Greece after a boat carrying scores of migrants capsized on Sunday, the coastguard said.

Their stricken boat sank off the island of Farmakonisi in the southern Aegean Sea where a search and rescue effort is under way.

A dead child was among those found early Sunday, while 68 people were rescued and a further 29 managed to swim to a beach on the island, the coastguard said. (AFP)