4 die as migrant boat sinks off Turkey’s Aegean coast

  10 October 2018    Read: 679
4 die as migrant boat sinks off Turkey’s Aegean coast

Four people died and one rescued as a boat carrying irregular migrants sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast of Izmir province, Anadolu Agency cited security sources as saying on Wednesday.

The boat carrying migrants, who were attempting to illegally cross into Greece, capsized off Izmir's Karaburun district, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

In accordance with the information provided by a migrant woman who was rescued, search and rescue efforts began in the area to find possible missing migrants.

Turkey has been a main route for irregular migrants trying to cross into Europe, especially since 2011, when the Syrian civil war began.


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