14 Migrants Die as Boat Sinks off Turkey


Istanbul: At least 14 people, including seven children, drowned on Wednesday when a migrant boat sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast while trying to reach Greece.

The Turkish coastguard recovered the bodies from the wooden boat which was heading from the province of Canakkale to the Greek island of Lesbos and 27 people were rescued.

The survivors, among them a pregnant woman, were in good condition.Coastguard workers backed by helicopters were still continuing a search for those unaccounted for.