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Migrant crisis: Two children and a man drown near Lesbos

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By Euronews
Migrant crisis: Two children and a man drown near Lesbos

<p>At least three migrants drowned and the Greek coastguard rescued 242 others when their wooden boat sank north of the island of Lesbos on Wednesday, authorities said.</p> <p>“We do not have a picture of how many people may be missing yet,” a coastguard spokeswoman said.</p> <p>Three people – two small boys and a man – were found drowned, and an extensive search was under way in the area.</p> <p>Lesbos, which lies less than 10 kilometres from the Turkish coast in the north Aegean Sea, has been a primary gateway for thousands of migrants entering the European Union’s outermost border this year.</p> <p>More than 500,000 refugees and migrants have entered Greece through its outlying islands this year, in what has become the biggest humanitarian crisis on the continent in decades.</p> <p>Source: Reuters</p>