At least 10 dead, 25 missing as immigrant boat sinks in Istanbul: reports

November 3, 2014 10:19 am
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At least 10 dead, 25 missing as immigrant boat sinks in Istanbul: reports/AFP
At least 10 dead, 25 missing as immigrant boat sinks in Istanbul: reports/AFP

, ISTANBUL, November 3- At least 10 illegal migrants drowned and 25 others were missing in the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul on Monday after the boat carrying them capsized, Turkish media reported.

Ten bodies, including those of children, were recovered from the water after the boat carrying 40 immigrants towards Romania sank off Rumeli Kavagi, a small fishing town north of Istanbul close to the Black Sea, private NTV television said.

It added that 25 migrants were still missing while five others were rescued. The immigrants, believed to be of Afghan origin, had boarded the boat at a port in Istanbul.

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