Migrant boat sinks off southwestern Turkey, six dead

Six migrants have also been rescued.

Migrant boat sinks off southwestern Turkey, six dead

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least six migrants were killed when a boat capsized and sank off Turkey’s southwest province of Mugla in the coast of Marmaris Saturday, the provincial governor said.

There were around 15 people on board when the boat sank after its engine collapsed off the Hisaronu port city, Mugla Governor Amir Cicek said. Six people were also rescued, the governor added.

The nationality of the migrants remains unclear.  Two coast guard vessels and a helicopter were continuing to search for survivors, he said.

The governor said that the refugees were trying to get to Greece’s island of Kos, about two miles (3.2 kilometers) from the coast of Turkey, when tragedy struck.

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