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Dozens dead after Turkey migrant boat sinks

A boat carrying migrants has capsized off the coast of western Turkey, with the loss of at least 58 lives.

Another 45 of those on board were rescued from the sea. Those who died, including women and children, had been below deck, Turkish media said.

The fishing boat was said to have been carrying mainly Iraqi and Syrian nationals heading for Europe.

James Reynolds reports.

  • 06 Sep 2012
  • From the section Europe