Turkish authorities find bodies of 27 migrants, search for survivors

January 5, 2016 12:47 PM

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Turkish authorities find bodies of 27 migrants, search for survivors

ISTANBUL Turkish authorities said they found the bodies of 27 migrants, at least three of them children, at two separate locations on the Aegean coast on Tuesday after a migrant boat apparently capsized as it tried to reach the Greek island of Lesbos.

The flow of mostly Syrian refugees and migrants braving the seas to seek sanctuary in Europe dipped towards the end of last year coinciding with colder weather, but the total figure still reached 1 million in 2015, nearly five times more than in the previous year.

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