Twenty-three migrants drown as boat capsizes near Turkey, coast guard says

February 8, 2016 12:33 PM

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ISTANBUL Twenty-three migrants drowned off Turkey's Aegean coast as they tried to reach a Greek island, the Turkish coast guard said, and a search and rescue operation was underway for the remaining passengers.

One migrant was rescued by a fisherman and three more were rescued by the coast guard, which said it had deployed boats and helicopters to search for 13 more passengers.

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