Greece boat disaster leaves at least 79 dead and hundreds missing


At least 79 people have died and more than 100 have been rescued after their fishing vessel capsized off the coast of southern Greece.[BBC]

But survivors and Greek officials say that hundreds more migrants were on board.

The government says this is one of Greece's biggest migrant tragedies, and has declared three days of mourning.

The boat went down about 80 km (50 miles) south-west of Pylos after the coastguard said it had refused help.

The coastguard said the boat had been spotted in international waters late on Tuesday by an aircraft belonging to EU border agency Frontex. No-one on board was wearing life jackets, it added.

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