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Five children among 12 Syrians killed as boat sinks off Turkey

Five children were among the 12 people killed after a plastic boat carrying 22 Syrians to Greece sunk off Turkey’s Aegean coastal town of Kusadasi on Friday

world Updated: Mar 24, 2017 20:58 IST
Turkish rescue workers and medics work next to the bodies of migrants laid out near an ambulance in Kusadasi, Turkey, Friday, March 24, 2017.
Turkish rescue workers and medics work next to the bodies of migrants laid out near an ambulance in Kusadasi, Turkey, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo)

Five children were among the 12 people killed after a plastic boat carrying 22 Syrians to Greece sunk off Turkey’s Aegean coastal town of Kusadasi on Friday, the private Dogan news agency (DHA) said.

Dogan said of the 22 migrants on board, seven had been rescued while three were still being sought by the Turkish coast guard. It said authorities had detained two Turks suspected of being the organisers of the voyage after they swam ashore.