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22 immigrants die as boats sink

A yacht and a dinghy crammed with immigrants trying to enter Greece capsized today in the eastern Aegean Sea, leaving at least 22 dead, including four children, and several more missing. The vessels had been trying to enter Greece illegally when they overturned before dawn off the coast of the island of Samos near the Turkish coast. It was not immediately clear what caused the overloaded craft to capsize. This was the third fatal migrant boat disaster this year. The Greek coast guard said 36 people – 32 men, three women and a child – were rescued, and two of them – a man and a child – were airlifted to a hospital on the mainland. The survivors were identified as 23 Somalis, nine Syrians and…