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 7 Afghan migrants killed in capsizing incident

 

7 Afghan migrants killed in capsizing incident

Last Updated on : 16 May,2018 | Source : Universal News Timeline


Kabul:
Seven Afghan migrants, including three children, died sinking in a fiber boat off western Canakkale province in Turkey early on Tuesday.
According to Turkey's Anadolu news agency, the incident took place when the 6-meter boat was passing through an illegal route to reach the Greek island of Lesbos sank off Babakale village in Ayvacik district.
A total of 20 people were on-board out of which 13 were rescued safely to Babakale port as informed by a coast guard commander in a statement.
Further one of the survivors is identified to be a migrant smuggler belonging to Iran. He was later arrested.
Turkey has been often used by a large number of refugees to cross into Europe.
Among those who have been arrested, a majority of migrants come from Pakistan followed by Afghanistan.



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