At least 13 people including seven children, drowned when their overloaded boat capsized in the Aegean, police said Wednesday, the latest tragedy involving migrants seeking a better life in Europe.

 

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The small boat went down off the Greek island of Farmakonisi overnight, sending 29 people into the water, an official with the Greek port police told AFP.

 

Fifteen were rescued and taken to hospital on the nearby island of Leros, and a search is under way for one missing person.

 

“The weather was not particularly bad but the boat was overloaded as is often the case,” the police official said.

 

 

 

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