Ten dead as migrant boat sinks in Aegean Sea

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TEN people are reported dead after four boats carrying migrants sank off the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday October 28. 

The Greek coastguard rescued 242 people from a sinking boat in the early hours of Wednesday. Thousands of refugees and migrants arrive on the island of Lesbos every day from Turkey. 

Lesbos is less than 10 kilometres (6 miles) from the Turkish coast and is the main route migrants have taken in their attempts at reaching Europe.

Greek officials said more than 30 people are still missing from a wooden boat that sunk off the island. Two boys and a man were found drowned, and an extensive search is under way. 

More than 500,000 migrants have entered Greece since January through its islands, then moving onwards to central and northern Europe. 

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