New shipwreck in the Aegean – 17 dead immigrants

By clandestina

Seventeen migrants attempting to reach Greece by boat from Turkey have drowned after their boat sank off the Turkish coast.

The victims, all thought to be Syrians, included five women and five children, local media said.

They were trapped in the boat’s cabin as it sank, Turkey’s Dogan news agency reported.

Another 20 people on the boat’s deck, who were wearing life jackets, survived, the news agency said.

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From:: Clandestine