Boat carrying migrants sinks in Aegean Sea

At least 6 people killed and 66 migrants have been rescued

Boat carrying migrants sinks in Aegean Sea

World Bulletin / News Desk 

At least six people have drowned on Tuesday after a boat carrying Syrian migrants capsized off the southwestern coast of Turkey, a security source said.

Some 66 people including a child, were rescued, according to the source.

They were apparently sailing for the Greek island of Kos, about 3.2 kilometers from the resort city of Bodrum, according to the source.

The coastguard and a helicopter are still searching for survivors and bodies, the source added.

In the first five months of 2015, over 42,000 people arrived by sea to Greece, most of them refugees, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Haziran 2015, 12:47