‘My children slipped through my hands’: father of drowned Syrian boy

September 3, 2015 3:08 PM

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‘My children slipped through my hands’: father of drowned Syrian boy

Istanbul: The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy whose body was washed up on a Turkish beach, an image that shocked the world, said Thursday his children "slipped through my hands" as their boat was taking in water en route to Greece.

Abdullah, whose surname is given by Turkish media as Kurdi but sources in Syria say is actually called Shenu, lost his three-year-old son Aylan, four-year-old son Ghaleb and wife Rihana in the tragedy.

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