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Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 08:13 PM IST

MIGRANT MISERY 6 Afghan children drown off Turkey

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Istanbul : At least six children died on Tuesday when a boat carrying Afghan migrants sank in Turkish waters while on its way to Greece, reports AFP.

The Turkish coastguard recovered the bodies of the children, including a baby, and were still looking for two other migrants reported missing, the official Anatolia news agency said.

The inflatable dinghy sank in strong winds and high waves near the town of Cesme in western Izmir province, Anatolia said.

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It was apparently heading for the Greek island of Chios.  Eight other migrants, all wearing life jackets, were rescued, Dogan news agency said.

In a separate incident, the body of Sajida Ali, a five-year-old migrant girl, washed up on a beach in Cesme on Monday, Dogan said.

Turkey is the main launching point for migrants coming to Europe, via Greece.

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Published on: Wednesday, December 09, 2015, 12:08 AM IST
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