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Migrant boat sinks off Turkey’s coast, killing at least 16 people

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An official says a rubber dinghy carrying migrants sank off Turkey’s northern Aegean coast, leaving at least 16 people dead. Gov. Ilhami Aktas says coast guard personnel on Friday rescued two migrants from the sea while two others reached the shore by themselves. It was not clear how many people were on the boat when it sank and the coast guard is continuing to search the area. Four of the dead were infants and children. The migrants’ nationalities were not immediately known. Migrants leaving Turkey often attempt to reach Greece in search of a better life in European countries.

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