Report: 9 migrants, including 2 children, drown off Turkey

Soldiers placing a body into a body bag after a migrant boat sank off Turkey's western coast of Ayvacik are seen in this still image from video taken January 30, 2016.

Soldiers placing a body into a body bag after a migrant boat sank off Turkey’s western coast of Ayvacik are seen in this still image from video taken January 30, 2016.


A Turkish news agency says at least nine migrants – two of them children – have drowned in a new boat sinking accident off the Turkish coast.

The private Dogan news agency says the migrants drowned Tuesday near the Aegean coastal town of Seferihisar, which is close to the Greek island of Samos. Two migrants were rescued while 11 others had apparently managed to reach the shore, the report said.

Officials could not immediately be reached for confirmation.

On Saturday, at least 37 migrants, among them several babies and children, drowned after their boat struck rocks and capsized while attempting the short sea journey from the town of Ayvacik, north of Seferihisar, to the island of Lesbos.


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