Six migrant children drown on way to Greece



    Six migrant children drown on way to Greece

    Nov 27, Ankara: Six children have drowned when boats carrying migrants to Greece sank in two incidents off the Turkish coast, local media reported.

    A wooden boat smuggling some 20 people to the island of Kos capsized in bad weather off the Aegean resort of Bodrum early on Friday.

    The state-run Anadolu Agency said that most of the migrants made it to shore with the help of rescuers, but two sisters aged 4 and 1 drowned,. Their nationalities were not immediately known.

    The agency said that a second boat carrying as many as 55 migrants from Syria and Afghanistan sank hours later off the town of Ayvacik, further north. Four Afghan children drowned in that incident, Anadolu reported. Ayvacik is a main crossing point for migrants trying to reach the island of Lesbos.

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