Athens. At least 78 people have died and many more are still missing when a boat full of migrants sinks in southern Greece. Officials gave this information on Wednesday. Relief and rescue operation is going on along with the search on the spot. According to officials, the accident happened during the night in the southern Peloponnese. So far 104 people have been rescued in the accident.
The Greek Coast Guard said the bodies of 78 people had been recovered from the sea, while it was not yet known how many passengers were missing on the boat.
The search and rescue operation is being assisted by six Coast Guard ships, a Navy ship, an Army transport aircraft and an Air Force helicopter, as well as drones. The migrants rescued in the incident have been taken for treatment to camps set up by the ambulance service.
The Italy-bound boat is believed to have left the Tobruk area in eastern Libya. Significantly, there have been increasing incidents of smugglers attempting to cross international waters using large boats to evade local Coast Guard patrols.
Libyan authorities launched a major crackdown on migrants in eastern Libya earlier this month. Several thousand migrants, including citizens of Syria, Sudan and Pakistan, have reportedly been detained.
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