ANKARA: 5 people died after a ship carrying illegal migrants capsized off Turkey’s northwestern coast on Sunday, state media reported.
The Turkish coastguard found the our our bodies after the rubber vessel sank off the Enez district in Edirne province, Anadolu info firm talked about.
Fearing the numbers on board could be elevated, the coastguard continued search and rescue efforts, the corporate added.
The rationale for the incident was not however acknowledged nonetheless a Mediterranean storm is battering Greece and launched heavy rain and wind to Turkey’s Aegean cities.
The corporate did not give particulars of the migrants’ nationalities nonetheless Turkey hosts over three million Syrian refugees and as a lot as 300,000 Iraqis.
It’s often considered one of many transit nations utilized by these fleeing battle and poverty to try to realize Europe.
Printed in Dawn, October 1st, 2018