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Migrant woman, two underage children missing when dinghy capsizes in Evros river

A migrant woman and her two underage children are reportedly missing in the Evros river the natural border between Greece and turkey.

A 50-year-old Iraqi national reportedly turned to authorities saying that his wife and two children aged 12 and 3 went missing while they were crossing the river and their dinghy capsized.

The man said the family entered Greece illegally on Wednesday together with 10 other people.

Authorities launched a search operation at the Marasia area of Orestiada.

By Thursday evening neither the woman nor the children were located.

IT is not the first and probably not the last time people trying to illegally cross into Greece form Turkey lose their lives in the Evros river, even if it is considered as a safer passage than through the Aegean Sea.

More than 12,000 refugees and migrants have crossed into Greece via the Evros river in 2018.

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