Tuesday 6 December 2016

Bodies of 21 migrants found off Turkish coast

Published 05/01/2016 | 10:09

Migrants arrive on the shores. File Picture
Migrants arrive on the shores. File Picture

Turkey's gendarmerie said it found the bodies of 21 migrants, three of them children, at two separate locations on the Aegean coast on Tuesday after their boat apparently capsized as they tried to reach the Greek island of Lesbos.

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Eleven of the bodies were discovered on the shoreline in the district of Ayvalik, while ten others were found in the district of Dikili, a gendarmerie official in the local headquarters told Reuters.

A coast guard official said three boats and a helicopter were searching for any survivors.

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