Migrant boat intercepted off Greece coast

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A boat carrying nearly 100 migrants said to be from Syria and Afghanistan has been intercepted off the Greek coast.

It was towed to safety by the coast guard after running into trouble off the coast of Pylos in the southwestern Peloponnese.

Those on board reportedly included an elderly woman and two who were pregnant.

The three women were taken to the city’s health centre as a precaution, while the other migrants are being temporarily housed at an indoor sports arena.

Three people on the boat have been arrested on charges of people smuggling.

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