In any event seven individuals have been executed and 57 others safeguarded after a pontoon conveying vagrants toppled close to the Greek island of Lesbos, authorities state.
The collections of two youngsters, four ladies and a man were recouped on Tuesday morning off the port of Mytilene.
While no official data has been given on their nationalities, nearby media state they are of African plummet.
Salvage groups are scanning the zone for more casualties of the depressed vessel, which was heading out to Lesbos from Turkey.
On Tuesday, the Greek Coast Guard, joined by an European Union watch pontoon, said it protected many individuals from the Aegean ocean after their vessel sank at about 07:00 nearby time (04:00 GMT).
A few vessels and a helicopter are proceeding to look through the stretch of water among Lesbos and Turkey, while survivors are being interrogated concerning the quantity of travelers ready, the Greek paper Ekathimerini reports.
The EU achieved an arrangement with Turkey in 2016 that saw a reduction in the quantity of individuals intersection to Greece.
Under the arrangement, any individual who touches base on Greek islands must be come back to Turkey except if they meet all requirements for refuge.
As of late, the battle bunch Human Rights Watch (HRW) has detailed charges of brutality at the Greece-Turkey land outskirt as outcasts and transients seem to be "pushed back" into Turkey by the Greek specialists.
On Sunday, the UN displaced person office UNHCR cautioned that an absence of salvage boats and rafts combined with an expansion in transient vessels leaving Libya likewise raises the danger of an emotional ascent in fatalities in the Mediterranean Sea.
"On the off chance that we don't intercede soon, there will be an ocean of blood," representative Carlotta Sami said in an announcement distributed in the UK's Guardian paper.
Right around 22,000 transients and exiles have landed in the EU via ocean since the start of the year, as per the latest UNHCR figures.
They regularly make the adventure in inadequately kept up and packed vessels, going in deceptive conditions from Libya, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Turkey.
Libya, which has been torn by savagery and political precariousness since long-term ruler Muammar Gaddafi was dismissed and murdered in 2011, is a key flight point.
In May, handfuls transients passed on after their pontoon overturned in the Mediterranean off the shoreline of Tunisia. Survivors said the vessel kept running into inconvenience in high waves.