5 individuals drowned off Turkey’s southwestern coast. Information
Ten adults and one youngster have been rescued off the coast of Aydin province, authorities say.
5 individuals have drowned within the Aegean Sea off Turkey’s southwestern coast after setting out on a rubber dinghy, apparently in the direction of Greece, in accordance with the Turkish coastguard.
The incident passed off early on Saturday off the city of Didim, in waters of the Turkish province of Aydin, the coastguard mentioned.
In a video launched by the Turkish coastguard, refugees and migrants on board a grey inflatable dinghy are seen waving as they’re buffeted by tough seas.
“Eleven migrants [10 adults, one child] have been rescued… and the our bodies of 5 have been discovered,” the coastguard mentioned in an announcement on Saturday.
5 surviving refugees managed to succeed in the Greek island of Farmakonisi, 10km (six miles) from the Turkish coast within the province of Ayrdin, the Greek coastguard mentioned.
In response to a witness account by the Greek coastguard, 31 individuals have been on board the boat when it departed.
Deaths within the Aegean occur usually, with refugees and migrants boarding makeshift boats even on stormy seas making an attempt to make it to Europe.
A girl and 4 youngsters died in the identical space in the beginning of February after their inflatable boat sank.
Since 2014, 2,269 individuals have drowned within the japanese Mediterranean, in accordance with the Worldwide Group for Migration.
Additional west within the Mediterranean, greater than 1,300 have been rescued in three separate operations off the southern tip of Italy, the Italian coastguard mentioned on Saturday, two weeks after not less than 74 individuals died when their boat hit rocks close to the coast.