Seven children, two women dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Nine people died early on Aug. 9 when a boat carrying 13 migrants sank off the western coast of Turkey, the Turkish coast guard said. Four people were rescued
Thursday, 09 August 2018 18:55

At least nine migrants including seven children died early Thursday after their boat sank off the western coast of Turkey.

Four people were rescued by the Turkish coast guard after the boat destined for Greece and carrying mostly Iraqi migrants sank off the Turkish holiday resort town of Kuşadası, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Kuşadası district governor Muammer Aksoy said seven children and two women were identified as casualties with no one missing.