20 Children among 44 Migrants drown while crossing to Greek Island .

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This is so sad ,three separate migrant boats have sank of the coast of Greece overnight killing at least 44 people including 20 children.
Although many were rescued by the Greek and Turkish authorities after their boats capsized on the way to Europe, many were unable to swim to shore and drowned.
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'Once again, last night ruthless human smugglers at the Turkish coast crammed dozens of refugees and migrants in risky and unsea worthy vessels and led innocent people, even young children to perish.' 

Then just hours later, another small wooden sail boat also tipped over off the coast of Kalolimnos, an islet to the south of Farmakonissi.
They were on a wooden sailboat. We do not yet have a clear picture of how many were on board.'
Meanwhile the Turkish coastguard said they had found the bodies of three children today after a third boat sank near the seaside resort of Didim. 
Greece has become the main gateway for people fleeing war and poverty trying to reach the European Union via Turkey.
More than 800,000 entered Greece last year, mostly using unseaworthy boats to reach Greek islands from the nearby Turkish coast, with hundreds dying in an attempt to make the crossing.

Police recover the bodies of migrants that were drowned as they were trying to reach Greece last night 


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Desperate migrants continue to board makeshift vessels in a bid to get to Europe after fleeing countries such as Syria despite the dangers in the water 

Saved: A man is pulled from the water off near Aydin, Turkey after at least 44 migrants drowned while trying to reach Greece

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