17 drown as boat carrying refugees from Bodrum to Greek island capsizes

September 27, 2015 10:03 AM

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A boat carrying Syrian refugees from the town of Bodrum in Turkey’s Muğla province to the Greek island of Leros nearly 40 kilometers away has sank in the waters of the Aegean Sea. At least 17 passengers have drowned.

According to a statement by the Muğla Governor Amir Çiçek, an 8 meter boat carrying 37 people took off from Bodrum’s Yalıkavak district for the Greek island of Leros sank in the waters of the Aegean.

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