10 Children Among the Dead as a Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Turkey
56-foot-long boat had left Ayvacik, a Turkish resort town, Saturday morning and capsized on the rocks. There were people from Afghanistan and Myanmar on the boat, too, the news agency said.Turkish rescue workers had recovered 37 bodies by day’s end. Survivors were taken away. There were no details available on who they were and what happened to cause the accident.
All that was certain was that they were among a growing number of people trying to make the crossing in winter time, when the sea is more treacherous.
On Friday, the International Organization for Migration reported that so far in January, 218 people had drowned in the Aegean Sea as they tried to reach the Greek islands, an entry point into European Union countries. More than two dozen others had died trying to reach Italy.