Refugees and migrants call for help as their boat is ready to sink off the Greek island of Lesbos on Oct. 30, 2015.Aris Messinis—AFP/Getty Images
Refugees and migrants call for help as their boat is ready to sink off the Greek island of Lesbos on Oct. 30, 2015.
Aris Messinis—AFP/Getty Images
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Refugee Shipwrecks Off Greece Leave 50 Dead in 3 Days

Oct 30, 2015

Greece's prime minister angrily condemned Europe's response to the refugee crisis Friday, accusing leaders of "crocodile tears" after 22 people drowned in two shipwrecks.

Alex Tsipras expressed "endless grief" at the latest tragedies, saying they had left Europe shamed.

He was speaking as the migrant death toll in the Aegean Sea reached nearly 50 over the past three days.

The Merchant Marine Ministry said 19 people were killed and 138 were rescued near the eastern Aegean Sea island of Kalymnos, in one of the worst accidents in Greek waters since the mass migrant flows started fleeing the war in Syria.

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