Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
BREAKING NEWS

Boat sinks off Turkey coast killing illegal immigrants

Boat sinks off Turkey coast killing illegal immigrants
Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

At least 58 people have drowned after a boat carrying illegal immigrants sank off the coast of Turkey.

The passengers were believed to be mostly from Syria and Iraq and had apparently been promised passage to Europe by smugglers.

The vessel had been carrying 100 people, according to Turkish authorities.

Survivors managed to swim the 50 metres in the Aegean Sea to the Turkish coast, however many, including women and children, were trapped below deck on the submerged boat.