Seven children among nine die in Turkey migrant boat capsize

Published: August 09, 2018 15:11:56 | Updated: August 11, 2018 11:18:06


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Turkey's state-run news agency says a boat carrying migrants has capsized off the Turkish coast in the Aegean sea, killing seven children and two women.

Anadolu Agency says four other migrants were rescued from the rubber boat that sank early on Thursday 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, reports the AP.

Kusadasi district administrator Muammer Aksoy told Anadolu the bodies have been recovered and no further migrants are reported missing.

Many migrants continue to attempt to reach the Greek islands from the Turkish coast, hoping to eventually move to more prosperous European Union countries. Others try to cross the river that runs along the land border between the two countries.

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