Migrant Boat Capsize Off Turkey, Kills 9

Migrant Boat Capsize Off Turkey, Kills 9

Ankara(October 11, 2018): A boat carrying migrants has capsized off Turkey’s Aegean coast, killing at least nine people, the coast guard said Wednesday. A search and rescue mission was underway for some 25 migrants who are believed to be missing.

The boat with up to 35 migrants on board capsized Monday evening off the Turkish coast, according to a statement by an Iraqi woman who swam back to shore and sought help from Turkish authorities. Her statement to police was obtained by the state-run Anadolu Agency.

The coast guard said it had dispatched vessels, a plane and a helicopter to search for the missing. The bodies of nine migrants have been recovered so far, it said.

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