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Nine dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey


Istanbul At least nine migrants including seven children died early Thursday after their boat sank off the western coast of Turkey, local media reported. Four people were rescued by the Turkish coast guard after the boat destined for Greece and carrying mostly Iraqi migrants sank off the Turkish holiday resort town of Kusadasi, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Initial testimony of the migrants suggested there were no others missing, according to the news agency. (AFP)

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