Greece: 4 dead as migrant boats sink off Lesbos island

1st Nov 2015
Greece: 4 dead as migrant boats sink off Lesbos island

CANAKKALE/BALIKESIR, Turkey (AA): At least four migrants, three of them children, were killed as three boats sank off the Greek island of Lesbos in the Aegean Sea, Turkish security sources said late Saturday.

More than 100 migrants, mostly from Afghanistan, were rescued by Turkish Coast Guard teams and the crew members of a cargo ship sailing nearby after the boats capsized due to bad weather conditions, sources said.

The rescue teams took 5 children — aged between four and six — to Edremit district of western Balikesir province for treatment. They were said to be in critical condition.

Earlier on Saturday, the coast guard said they rescued 26 Afghan migrants after their inflatable boat drifted off Ayvacik district of western Canakkale province.

 
Author: Servet Günerigök
[Photo: Refugees, who wanted to go Greece’s Lesbos Island to head to Europe, are seen in the coast of Ayvacik district of Canakkale, Turkey after they rescued by Turkish Coastal Guards as their boat sank on October 31, 2015. At least 7 people died and at least 7 others rescued alive. Photographer: Hanife ERDİNÇ/AA]

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