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Migrant boat sinks off Turkey with 45 on board

By AFP
July 24, 2021
Migrant boat sinks off Turkey with 45 on board

Istanbul: A migrant boat carrying 45 people sank off southwest Turkey, prompting the coast guard to launch a search and rescue mission, the Turkish defence ministry said on Friday.

The coast guard was searching for the missing boat "after receiving a tip-off" that it sank on Thursday some 260 kilometres (160 miles) off the coast of the holiday resort town of Kas, the ministry said in a statement.