Nineteen dead as migrant boat sinks off Northern Cyprus

At least 19 migrants died after the boat carrying them capsized off Northern Cypriot coast
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 18:20

Nineteen people died when a boat carrying 150 migrants sank off the coast of Northern Cyprus and rescuers were searching for 25 other people.

The coast guards of Turkey and Northern Cyprus rushed to the scene and saved 103 of the migrants.

The rescued migrants were brought to Turkey.

A Panama-flagged commercial ship spotted the migrant boat some 25 nautical miles from Turkey's southern province of Antalya and alerted the coast guard on Wednesday morning.