At least 14 killed in Aegean boat sinking

The Greek coast guard announced on Saturday that following the sinking of a possible migrant smuggling boat, 14 bodies had been recovered from the eastern Aegean, and that four others were still believed to be missing, Greek newspaper Kathimerini said.

“Initially, the bodies of four children, one man and one woman were recovered off the island of Agathonisi, south of the island of Samos,” Kathimerini said.

“Eight more bodies were recovered shortly after near Agathonisi. A coast guard spokeswoman said it was not immediately known whether they were adults or minors.”

Three survivors reached the shore and alerted authorities to the incident, the newspaper said, leading to a search of the area for the missing individuals.