Turkey: Migrant boat sinks off Aegean coast, 1 killed

Tue 20 Nov 2018 06:48 GMT | 10:48 Local Time

Text size: bigger smaller

At least one irregular migrant died and another 10 were rescued after a boat sank off the coast of Bodrum in Turkey's Aegean province of Mugla, Anadolu agency cited coast guard sources as saying.

Coast guards started a search and rescue operation off the shore of Bodrum after a Panama-flagged merchant ship reported the incident, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

At the scene, the teams found a smashed fiber boat and irregular migrants on the surface of the water.

Among the rescued irregular migrants were four Syrians, four Palestinians and two Egyptians.

Two of the rescued migrants were transferred to the hospital as they were in critical condition.

Turkey’s Aegean provinces - Canakkale, Balikesir, Izmir, Mugla and Aydin - are prime spots for refugees leaving for the EU, with many Greek islands lying within sight of the Turkish coast.




Most read articles

More from Turkey

In The Region

Editor's Picks

Azerbaijan Cuisine

Explore the food of Azerbaijan - from sherbet to succulent kebab, from baklava to fragrant pilaff

Follow us

Find us on Facebook

Real estate

Virtual karabakh