News Daily Spot: A new drama mourns Europe: 21 people have died after New shipwrecks in the Aegean sea

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A new drama mourns Europe: 21 people have died after New shipwrecks in the Aegean sea

Athens, 30 October. EFE .- At least 21 people have died in two new shipwrecks off the coast of the Greek islands of Kalymnos and Rhodes in the Aegean Sea, while the Coast Guard know how many are missing.

During early Friday in a wooden boat carrying more than 100 people it sank in the sea area of ​​the islands of Kalymnos and Kalolimnos, while another barge was drifting in Northern Rhodes.

In rescue operations, which have been able to rescue 144 people, they are hampered by strong winds and involved four boats of the Greek Coast Guard vessel of Frontex, a Super Puma helicopter and several fishing boats.

The Greek authorities today continue the rescue of 30 people who disappeared in a shipwreck in the north of the island of Lesbos, very close to the coast of Turkey.

They have recovered the bodies of 16 people, including several children, traveling in a wooden barge, with more than 300 passengers of which 274 have survived.

The Greek Minister of Immigration, Yanis Muzalas, said today that the solution to the influx of refugees must be undertaken in Turkey, where traffickers that enable the departure of the vessels to operate Greek territory.

"What we are trying is to understand that Greece is the beginning of broker refugee crisis, Turkey is the gate and there is solution to the problem," he said Muzalas told public television.

Muzalas said that negotiations are being finalized to approve emergency funding to enable Greece to better manage the daily arrival of thousands of refugees, as islands like Lesbos are overwhelmed.

So far this year the number of refugees entering the country has reached a record 502,500 people, according to UNHCR.

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