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At least 8 dead as migrant boat sinks in Aegean
At least 8 dead as migrant boat sinks in Aegean

The boat is said to have been illegally transporting migrants to Greek islands.

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least eight people have drowned and five injured while one person remains unaccounted for after a boat carrying the group to the Greek islands sank.

The latest bodies recovered by the Aegean coast guard command were that of a five-year-old girl and her mother.

A boat carrying fourteen Syrian migrants was sailing illegally for the Greek islands when it sank off the Menderes district of Turkey's western Izmir province Wednesday, officials said.

The Coast Guard Command is continuing its search and rescue efforts sea and the air in the Turkish coast to find the missing one.



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