Greek Coast Guard rescues 61 illegal immigrants; 23 children

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The Greek Coast Guard has rescued a total of 61 undocumented migrants, who were found on a vessel sailing adrift in the sea region south of Heraklion, Crete.

According to authorities they were transferred to the indoor gym at Moires, in the municipality of Phaestos.

Police sources confirm that among the migrants were 23 children and 10 women.

Thirty eight of the foreign nationals said they were Syrians, 21 Lebanese and two Palestinians.