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Dozens feared missing after refugee boat sinks off Greek island

Search and rescue operation under way near Folegandros as boat carrying as many as 50 people sinks

Greece’s coastguard says dozens of people are believed to be missing after a boat sank off the coast of the island of Folegandros.

A large search and rescue operation was launched early on Wednesday after the boat sank 112 miles (180 km) south-east of Athens. The coastguard said 12 people, all believed to be from Iraq, had been rescued and transported to the nearby island of Santorini.

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