12 migrants found dead after boat capsizes off western Greece



At least twelve migrants drowned and 21 were rescued, when their boat capsized off the Greek island of Paxos in western Greece, Greece's Coast Guard reported.

A spokesperson for the Coast Guard stated that initial reports suggested that 50 people were on the boat.

Four merchant ships, six coast guard ships and a helicopter were called in to search the area for more survivors.

Authorities said someone from the boat had called the 112 emergency number at 9:15am (local time) on Saturday.

There are no further details about the migrants.