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At least 13 dead after third migrant boat in three days sinks in Greek waters

People still missing despite major rescue effort as smugglers switch to more perilous route from Turkey

At least 13 people have died after a migrant boat capsized in the Aegean Sea late Friday, bringing to at least 27 the combined death toll from three accidents in as many days involving migrant boats in Greek waters.

The sinkings came as smugglers increasingly favour a perilous route from Turkey to Italy, which avoids Greece’s heavily patrolled eastern Aegean islands that for years were at the forefront of the country’s migration crisis.

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