Saturday 30 January 2016

Five children among dead after 39 #refugees drown off #Turkish coast - TheSun

AT least 39 refugees have been found dead off the coast of Turkey after their boat capsized en route to the Greek island of Lesbos.

Local media reports say that rescuers were able to save 75 others stranded in the chilly Aegean Sea and that they have been taken to hospital suffering hypothermia.

The bodies of refugees are seen on a beach after a boat carrying refugees sank off close to coast of Ayvacik district, Canakkale, Turkey on January 30, 2016.

Turkish gendarmes put the body of a child into a body bag on a beach in Canakkale's Bademli district on January 30, 2016 after at least 33 migrants drowned when their boat sank in the Aegean Sea while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece.

A sinking boat is seen behind a Turkish gendarme off the coast of Canakkale's Bademli district on January 30, 2016.

The 56ft vessel had more than 100 people on board and had set off from the village of Bademli in the Turkish province of Çanakkale.

However, it soon ran into trouble during its five-mile voyage to Lesbos and sank with five children among the dead who washed up on the beach near the resort of Ayvacik.

Turkish paramilitary police officers place the dead body of a migrant into a funeral car near the Aegean town of Ayvacik, Canakkale, Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.
Rescuers expect to find more bodies  AP

Tragic images show a dead baby boy washed up on the beach in a picture reminiscent of Aylan Kurdi – the dead Syrian tot who was pictured in September.

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