Greek rescuers were seeking four missing immigrants after a small boat with seven people on board sank off the eastern Aegean island of Farmakonissi.
The Greek coast guard stated that until now three survivors have been pulled out of the sea alive after the accident. Greece is at the forefront of Europe’s immigration crisis, with more than 700,000 people having crossed over so far this year, from Turkey, in frail boats provided by smugglers charging high fees. Hundreds have drowned in the effort.
On Tuesday, a 3-year-old boy died when a boat carrying 25 migrants was found off the eastern Greek islet of Ro. The remaining occupants were unhurt.