Greece continues to look for survivors after a migrant boat carrying hundreds of people sank in the deep waters of the Ionian Sea yesterday.

The coastguard said they had found 78 bodies so far, but many more are feared to be missing, especially women and children.

The migrants, mostly from Syria, Egypt and Pakistan, had left Libya and were heading for Italy when their boat’s engine failed and the vessel capsized quickly.

Greece has declared three days of mourning for the victims.

A navy ship with the bodies will arrive at the port of Kalamata later today, where the survivors are being housed and questioned by authorities.

The survivors are in shock and worried about their loved ones, a UNHCR official said.

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