Eight migrants die after boat sinks off western Turkey
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  • 18:24 03 January 2020

Eight migrants die after boat sinks off western Turkey

Eight people, including three women, died after a boat carrying 15 migrants sank off the coast of western Turkey, the interior ministry said on Friday, ONA reports citing Turkish media.

The boat sank on Thursday off the coast of Fethiye district in Mugla province, it said, adding that the others were missing and a search was underway.

Coast guard boats, a helicopter and plane were used during the search and rescue operation as well as a diving unit, the ministry said.

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