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Greece bans footage of shipwreck in which 12 migrants died

Published on Feb 15, 2014 2:10 AM

ATHENS (AFP) - Greek authorities said Friday they have banned a TV station from showing footage of a boat that was shipwrecked while being towed by the coastguard, killing up to 12 migrants.

The boat, capsized in late January, carrying 28 mostly Afghan men, women and children. Six bodies are thought still to be trapped in the wreckage.

The UN demanded an enquiry after it emerged that the boat was being towed by the Greek coastguard when it sank.

TV station Mega was planning to show footage of the shipwreck, which was found on Sunday. But the judge in charge of the enquiry said they were blocking use of the footage while his team concluded its investigation.

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