Thursday, 16 July 2015

6 illegal migrants die after boat sinks off Çanakkale coast

Six illegal migrants were killed while one went missing on Tuesday night when the boat they were in sank off the northwestern province of Çanakkale in the Aegean Sea while trying to reach to the island of Lesbos in Greece through Turkey.

The Cihan news agency said the boat was carrying Syrians. Ten passengers were saved while search and rescue efforts were under way for the missing person. Four of the dead were children, according to the Doğan news agency.

The migrants were taken to the Ayvacık and Ezine state hospitals for treatment while the bodies were sent to the Bursa Council of Forensic Medicine for autopsy.

Thursday 16 July 2015


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