File picture shows a Greek coastguard vessel during a rescue operation near the Greek island of Lesbos
File picture shows a Greek coastguard vessel during a rescue operation near the Greek island of Lesbos © Dimitar Dilkoff - AFP/File
File picture shows a Greek coastguard vessel during a rescue operation near the Greek island of Lesbos
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Last updated: June 3, 2016

Boat packed with migrants capsizes in the Mediterranean

At least 700 migrants were believed to be on board a boat that capsized off the Greek island of Crete Friday, with hundreds still missing, the International Organization for Migration said.

"Over 250 people have been rescued from a shipwreck off Crete which is believed to have left Africa with at least 700 migrants on board," the organisation said in a statement.

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