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5 dead in new migrant boat sinking off Turkey

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ANOTHER TRAGEDY. Members of Turkish emergency services respond after a migrant boat sank just 500 meters from the Turkish coast, March 10, 2016. Photo by EPA
The fatalities include a baby, while two others remain missing

ANKARA, Turkey (Mar. 11, 2016) — At least 5 migrants, including a baby, drowned as they tried to sail from Turkey to Greece, the Dogan news agency reported on Thursday, March 10.

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25 migrants drown off Turkey

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The Turkish coastguard says 10 out of the 25 fatalities were children

ANKARA, Turkey (Mar. 7, 2016) — At least 25 migrants including children died on Sunday, March 6, when their wooden boat capsized in the Aegean Sea while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece, the Turkish coastguard said.

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