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7 migrants killed as boat sinks off Turkish coast

IANS  |  Istanbul 

At least seven people, including two children, drowned when a boat carrying migrants to a sank off Turkey's Aegean coast.

The boat was carrying at least 20 refugees to the of late Monday when it capsized near Ayvacik district of Turkey's province, said on Tuesday.

Thirteen migrants were rescued, reported.

The was once a main route for migrants being smuggled into via Turkey, but a deal signed between and the EU in March 2016 reduced the flow of illegal migration.

The put the number of irregular migrants via at 9,272 since the beginning of 2018, in contrast to 4,715 over the same period in 2017.



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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 13:30 IST