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Eight dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkey: coastguard

AFP  |  Ankara 

Eight people died after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off southwestern Turkey, the Turkish coastguard said on Monday.

The coastguard said 31 migrants had been rescued after the boat sank off the coast of Bodrum district in Mugla province, and search and rescue efforts are continuing.

It was not immediately known which country or countries the migrants were from.

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First Published: Mon, June 17 2019. 14:10 IST