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Refugees Drown in Shipwrecks Off Coasts of Greece and Italy

HeadlineFeb 06, 2023

At least one woman and four children drowned Sunday after a boat carrying some 40 refugees from Turkey sank off the Greek island of Leros. This came just days after another eight refugees, including a pregnant woman and a 4-month-old baby, died off the Italian island of Lampedusa. Survivors said they had experienced extreme cold, dehydration and didn’t have food after days at sea. Their boat had departed from Tunisia last week.

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