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17 October 2018


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

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

Axar.az reports that 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.

In a statement, the Interior Ministry said an Iraqi woman with a rescue jacket and wet clothes came to local gendarmerie command seeking for help on Monday at 11.54 p.m. local time (2054GMT).

The initial testimony by the migrant woman claimed they sailed off at 8 p.m. local time (1700GMT) on Oct. 8 and that there were 35 people on the boat.

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2018.10.10 / 17:55
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