Agence France-PresseJuly 25, 2013 05:01
The Greek coastguard early on Thursday rescued more than 40 undocumented migrants stranded on an Aegean Sea islet, though one of them later died in hospital, a spokeswoman said.
The 47 migrants -- who lacked identity papers but said they were from Syria, Afghanistan and Cameroon -- were found on an islet near the island of Chios.
"They were airlifted by rescue helicopter," the coastguard spokeswoman said.
"One of them was unconscious and later died in hospital but the rest are fine and will undergo routine health tests," she added.