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People Smugglers Kill Again? Dozens Feared Dead After Trafficker Boat Disaster


Dozens of migrants are missing and feared to be dead after a boat smuggling them into Europe capsized off the coast of Greece.


A rescue operation remains in place after a boat smuggling migrants into Europe capsized off the coast of Greece on Wednesday, with dozens of people at the time of writing still missing, who are now sadly feared dead.


The tragedy is likely the latest instance of boat migrants dying at the hands of ruthless people smugglers, with traffickers across Europe making a killing by sending people to their deaths on the Mediterranean and the English Channel aboard unseaworthy boats and all while bringing in huge profits.


According to a report by AFP, while rescuers have managed to save 29 people on the doomed vessel, many more are believed to still be missing.


“According to the statements of 29 rescued people, there were 80 people on the boat, so up to 50 people are missing,” an official from the Greece coastguard reportedly told the news agency.


Another spokesman for the org is meanwhile reported to have said that very few of the migrants were believed to be wearing life jackets, while 30mph (50kph) winds on the Aegean have made it more difficult for rescuers to search for any survivors.


The Greek shipping minister, Ioannis Plakiotakis, has since reportedly said that the Hellenic navy, as well as commercial shipping vessels, have since joined the search, though additional migrants have yet to be found or rescued at the time of writing.



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