Saturday 1 October 2016

Three children among victims after migrant boat sinks

Published 26/01/2016 | 14:26

Migrants and refugees climb out of an inflatable boat after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos (AP)
Migrants and refugees climb out of an inflatable boat after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos (AP)

The Turkish coastguard has recovered the bodies of four migrants - three of them children - after a smuggler's boat sailing from Syria sank on the way to Greece, the state-run news agency said.

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The bodies were found near the tiny Greek island of Farmakonissi, near the Turkish resort of Didim, according to the Anadolu agency.

The coastguard is searching the Aegean Sea for more possible victims.

Officials say 57 migrants have died in Turkish waters so far this year while attempting to reach the Greek islands.

More than 700 people have died or gone missing in the Aegean Sea since the start of 2015.

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