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Death toll rises to 61 in Turkey boat sinking
Death toll rises to 61 in Turkey boat sinking
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61 migrants were killed while 46 others rescued after a boat carrying them sank in Aegean Sea.

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The Governorship of the western province of Izmir on Thursday said that 61 illegal migrants were killed while 46 others rescued after a boat carrying them sank in Aegean Sea off the coast of Menderes town of Izmir province.

In a statement released Thursday, the Governorship of Izmir said that those 61 people killed included 12 men, 18 women, 28 children and 3 babies.

"Rescued Palestinian and Syrian illegal migrants were brought to the Ahmetbeyli Gendarmery Station and went through a health check-up. Two of those rescued were taken to a local hospital. The Prosecutor's Office in Menderes began an investigation on the boat," the statement underlined.

Rescue operations in the region will continue for three days.



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