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17 Syrians drowned in Aegean Sea near Turkey

  • At least 17 migrants were drowned on Sunday when a boat sank in the Aegean Sea near Turkey. Those drowned were Syrian migrants who left the Turkish resort town of Bodrum for the Greek island of Kos. The route is considered one of the shortest by sea from Asia to the European Union territory.

    Local officials said an eight-metre boat carrying at least 37 people departed from Gumusluk and sank off the Cavusadasi coast on Sunday. Some 20 migrants have been rescued, and 17 bodies found. (Source: IANS)