World Bulletin / News Desk
A heavily pregnant woman has given birth just hours after being rescued from a drifting boat in the Aegean Sea by the Turkish Coast Guard.
Seventeen Syrian illegal migrants, including the expectant mother, were rescued by Turkish officers on Tuesday after their boat went adrift en route to Greece.
The vessel was stranded following an engine breakdown as they were sailing for the Greek island of Kos from the resort of Bodrum in southwestern Turkey.
Turkish Coast Guard officers rescued the illegal migrants after they were alerted by a distress signal from the boat. The survivors were given medical treatment at a Bodrum hospital where the 9-month pregnant woman delivered a healthy baby.
In a separate incident, another 11 Syrian people also picked up by the Turkish Coast Guard when their boat became stranded on rocks after an engine failure while they were trying to reach Kos.
After giving evidence at a police headquarters the illegal migrants were sent to the Foreigners’ Office, a branch of the Turkish police in the southwestern province of Mugla, for deportation.Last Mod: 06 Mayıs 2014, 12:58