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At least 79 dead, hundreds missing in year's deadliest wreck off Greece

By Leo Sands and Claire Parker

15 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. At least 79 people died and hundreds are feared missing after a vessel carrying migrants from Libya to Italy sank off the Greek coast.

At least 79 people died when a vessel carrying migrants from Libya to Italy sank, Greek authorities said Wednesday - with as many as hundreds more feared missing. Coast guard officials said it is the deadliest shipwreck off the Greek coast so far this year.

Greek authorities said Wednesday afternoon the coast guard had rescued 104 survivors from the shipwreck site, about 45 miles off the Greek town of Pylos. Four people with symptoms of hypothermia were transported to a hospital in the city of Kalamata by helicopter.

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