Migrant boat sinks off Turkey killing 7 children, 2 women
Abrar Hussain: Seven children and two women drowned after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Turkish coast in the Aegean Sea, as reported by Turkey’s state-run news agency.
Anadolu Agency added that four other migrants were rescued from the rubber boat that sank early yesterday off the resort of Kusadasi. There was no information on the nationalities of the migrants, who were attempting to reach one of the Greek islands near Kusadasi.
Kusadasi district administrator Muammer Aksoy told Anadolu the bodies have been recovered and no further migrants are reported missing.
Many migrants continue to attempt reaching the Greek islands from the Turkish coast, hoping to eventually move to more prosperous European Union countries.
-Source: Anadolu Agency