The search for survivors from a boat sunk off a Greek island which had been taking migrants from Turkey to Italy has gone into a second day.
Greece: Dozens still missing after migrant boat sinks
Authorities say a search and rescue operation is ongoing for a second day for dozens of migrants missing after the boat they were on sank in rough seas off a southeastern Greek island.
A Greek navy vessel and three nearby merchant ships were still searching on Thursday for between 30 to 50 people believed missing after the boat that had been carrying them from the Turkish coast of Antalya to Italy capsized in the early hours of Wednesday.
No further survivors had been located since 29 men from Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq were rescued shortly after the boat sank about 61 kilometres southeast of the island of Karpathos, the Greek coast guard said. The survivors had told authorities there had been a total of between 60 and 80 people on board the boat.
Greek authorities said the capsizing occurred in international waters, but within Greece’s search and rescue responsibility area.