Migrant dies at sea off Greek island of Crete

MIgrants Crete

A migrant died and 70 more were saved when their boat began taking in water southwest of the island of Crete to the town of Palaiochora, the Greek Coast Guard said.

A sailboat with 69 foreigners (61 men, 5 women, 3 children) destined for Italy, showed mechanical damage off Gavdos and called for help.

In Paleochora, the authorities have already made preparations to accommodate the migrants overnight until they to be transferred to the capital Chania.