At least six dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

At least six people died on Tuesday when a boat carrying migrants sank near the Greek island of Lesbos. (File photo: AFP)

At least six people died on Tuesday when a boat carrying migrants sank near the Greek island of Lesbos, the coastguard said.

Assisted by an EU border patrol boat, the coastguard said it had rescued 57 people.

Scores of refugees and migrants have died this year while trying to cross the Mediterranean.

Greece is hosting some 70,000 mostly Syrian refugees and migrants who have fled their countries since 2015.

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