Greek police: 4 Iraqi migrants missing while crossing river from Turkey to Greece

Yazidi migrants in northern Iraq.

Greece ( — Four Iraqi migrants, including three girls, were missing when their inflatable boat was punctured by a tree branch while crossing a river from Turkey into Greece, according to Greek police.

Police found eight Iraqi migrants — five adults, two boys and a girl — on a rock outcropping in the middle of the Evros River, which divides Greece and Turkey, AP reported. On questioning, police were told that a tree branch had punctured the migrants’ inflatable boat and that four of the original 12 passengers were missing.

A police search has recovered the boat with the migrants’ belongings, but there have been no signs of the missing. The father of the three girls is among the survivors, as are two of their siblings, a girl and a boy.

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