At least 39 dead as migrant boat sinks off western Turkey

ByREUTERS
September 6, 2012 13:36




ANKARA - At least 39 people were dead and many more were missing after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off Turkey's western Aegean coast on Thursday morning, a district governor said.

Tahsin Kurtbeyoglu, the governor of Menderes, a coastal district in Izmir province, told state television TRT he expected the death toll to rise.

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