Boat with migrants sinks in Greece

A boat carrying refugees and migrants crashed onto rocks off the island of Kythira in southern Greece and a rescue operation was underway, Greece’s Coast Guard said.

Passengers who alerted authorities shortly before the crash said on Wednesday that there were nearly 95 people on board, according to a statement from the Coast Guard as quoted by Xinhua news agency reported.

Seven people have been rescued so far, while strong winds reaching 8 on the Beaufort scale were blowing in the area, said the statement.

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