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Emotional memorial service in Vancouver for drowned Syrian toddlers and their mother


Emotional memorial service in Vancouver for drowned Syrian toddlers and their mother

Vancouver, Sep 06 (ANI): Friends, family and mourners gathered in Vancouver for an emotional memorial service to say goodbye to the two Syrian toddlers and their mother, the refugees who drowned in Turkey trying to reach the shores of Greece. The boys, three-year-old Alan and five-year-old Ghalib, and their mother Rehanna Kurdi were remembered as "angels" who brought the world's attention to the plight of thousands of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria.

Their surviving father and Rehanna's husband Abdullah Kurdi attended a funeral and burial in Syria on Friday, but friends and family held a separate memorial at Simon Fraser University's downtown campus in Vancouver. Tima Kurdi, the boys' aunt who lives in Coquitlam, said she is so worried about her brother Abdullah, who has lost his family.

In a statement to police obtained by the Hurriyet newspaper, Abdullah said he had twice paid smugglers to take him and his family to Greece but their efforts had failed. On their final attempt, the boa

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