6 refugees dead as boat capsizes off Turkish coast

6 refugees dead as boat capsizes off Turkish coast
# 28 July 2017 04:48 (UTC +04:00)

The bodies of six refugees, including women and children, were recovered late Thursday after a boat sank off Turkey’s Aegean cost, the Turkish coast guard confirmed, APA reports quoting AA.

Two woman and four children died when the refugee boat carrying 18 people capsized near the Cesme district of the Aegean province of Izmir. The boat was headed to the Greek islands.

Nine people, including four Iraqis, three Somalis, two Syrians as two others reportedly missing were rescued and taken to Cesme State Hospital for treatment.

The organizer of the migrants reportedly managed to escape while the boat was sinking.

The search continues for missing refugees.

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