Athens, Oct. 23 (Xinhua/UNB) -- A 3-year-old toddler from Syria died on Wednesday after a Greek Coast Guard vessel crashed into a boat carrying refugees and migrants off the island of Kos, Greek national news agency AMNA reported.
A total of 34 people were on board the rubber dinghy which was with no lights, according to the report. The boat capsized after the crash. A 26-year-old Syrian man went missing and six people were injured.
A European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) vessel, Greek Coast Guard boats and private boats assisted by a helicopter participated in the rescue operation.
Hundreds have perished in the Aegean Sea since 2015 when the mass influx of migrants and refugees started.
Over one million refugees and migrants entered Greece from Turkey and most continued their journey to other European countries until the closure of borders along the Balkan route in the winter of 2016.