Greece’s coast guard says 5 migrants have drowned off Samos
(ARCHIVED) Migrant whose boat stalled at see while crossing from Turkey to Greece swim to approach a shore of the island of Lesbos, Greece, on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. A boat with 46 migrants or refugees has sunk Sunday in Greece and the coast guard says it is searching for 26 missing off the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
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ATHENS, Greece: Greece’s coast guard says at least five migrants have drowned in the eastern Aegean Sea after a small plastic boat capsized.

The five victims, four women and a child, were found around dawn Saturday northeast of the Greek island of Samos, close to the Turkish coast. A coast guard spokeswoman says there were also five survivors: two women, two men and a child.

The spokeswoman spoke on customary condition of anonymity. She says the coast guard has no information about the ages and nationalities of the migrants or the children’s gender.

The survivors, who are in a state of shock, told authorities a total of 11 people were aboard the 3.5-meter boat.

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