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Thursday, November 11, 2004

Europe: Nine drown after migrants' boat sinks off Turkey

From Reuters AlertNet:

ANKARA, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Nine people drowned and four were rescued after a boat carrying suspected illegal immigrants sank off Turkey's Aegean coast, Turkish television said on Wednesday.

Quoting the Dogan news agency, CNN Turk said the boat was believed to have sunk two days ago but bodies were only sighted on Wednesday morning near the coastal resort of Kusadasi.

The survivors were quoted as saying 21 people were on board the boat before it sank. The coast guard was using boats and helicopters to track the eight people still unaccounted for, CNN Turk said.

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