At least 13 migrants died after boat collision off Turkey coast

Europe migrants, europe migrants news, turkey migrants, turkey news, latest news, refugee migration news, europe refugee migration Migrant whose boat stalled at sea while crossing from Turkey to Greece swim to approach the shore of the island of Lesbos, Greece, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. (Source: AP)

Coast guard officials say 13 migrants have died after their boat collided with a ferry off the Turkish coast.

Turkey’s coast guard agency said in a statement to its website that it intervened after being alerted that a commercial vessel hit a migrant boat off the western port city of Canakkale and that bodies were in the water.

An official at the agency says that eight people had been rescued following Sunday’s incident. He said search-and-rescue operations were ongoing.

Further details about the crash were not immediately available.

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