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  • Turkey: 19 Migrants Killed, 11 Missing after Boat Sinks

  • The coast guard plane, a helicopter, three vessels as well as five commercial ships joined the search and rescue effort for the migrants still who are unaccounted fo

Turkish medics carry a survivor from a capsized ship to a hospital in Kocaeli, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. A fishing boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey's coast in the Black Sea early Friday, killing more than 10 and leaving others missing, the Turkish coast guard said. At least 40 migrants were rescued by coast guard boats and commercial ships, the Coast Guard Command said in a statement. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP), photo: DHA-Depo Photos via AP

22 of September 2017 10:29:57

A fishing boat carrying migrants sank Friday off Turkey's Black Sea coast, killing at least 19 people and leaving up to 11 others missing, the Turkish coast guard said.At least 40 migrants were rescued by coast guard boats and commercial ships, the Coast Guard Command said.The fishing vessel sank just before dawn off the coast of Kefken, 200 kilometers (125 miles) east of Istanbul, the coast guard said. It said a coast guard plane and two boats were dispatched after a commercial ship reported a distress signal from a fishing vessel.There was no information on the nationalities of the migrants or where they were heading to. Migrants, however, are increasingly trying to cross the Black Sea from Turkey to reach Romania, a European Union nation.Ambulances and medical teams carried out medical checks. Two injured survivors were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital by helicopter, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. A pregnant woman miscarried during the tragedy, it added.The coast guard plane, a helicopter, three vessels as well as five commercial ships joined the search and rescue effort for the migrants still who are unaccounted for, the coast guard said.Turkish officials say more than 830 migrants were caught at sea along with 10 suspected smugglers while trying to cross the Black Sea in seven separate incidents between Aug. 13 and Sept. 9.



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