Five migrants, including baby, drown off Turkish coast

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Five migrants, including baby, drown off Turkish coast

<p>Five Afghan migrants, including two children and a six-month-old baby, have drowned after the boat they were in hit rough weather and capsized off the Turkish coast. </p> <p>Nine other people were pulled from the water alive. One of the victims managed to swim ashore, but reportedly died during attempts to revive him. </p> <p>The migrants were trying to get to the Greek island of Lesbos.</p> <p>More than 130,000 people have reached Europe from Turkey so far this year, according to the International Organisation for Migration – and hundreds have died while making the perilous journey.</p> <p>The latest deaths come just days after the EU struck a draft deal with Turkey to curb illegal migration in return for billions of euros in aid.</p>