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    Migrant boat capsizes off Turkey killing 61 people

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    More than half of the 61 people who died when a migrant boat capsized in the Aegean Sea were children, according to officials.

    The small vessel carrying them sank off the coast of western Turkey in the early hours of Thursday morning.

    Officials say most of the victims were Palestinians.
    Turkish media reports that many others were from Syria and Iraq.