Rubber boat with Lebanese family of 12 trying to get to Europe sinks in Aegean Sea, 3 survive

October 15, 2015 4:02 PM

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BEIRUT – Relatives say a rubber boat carrying a Lebanese family of 12 to European shores has sunk. Five family members died, three survived and four are missing.

Kelly Safwan, 22, says she learned the boat carrying her family sank soon after it left Turkey because it was punctured. Her father and mother, two young sisters, her brother and his pregnant wife, her sister and three children, her uncle and his son set off from Turkey late Monday.

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