Children's bodies wash up on Turkish beach after latest migrant tragedy

Children’s bodies wash up on Turkish beach after latest migrant tragedy

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The bodies of at least 10 drowned migrants and refugees, who plunged into the Aegean Sea when their boat capsized in rough seas, washed up on the beach of a Turkish resort town Tuesday.

Among the dead were at least three children, their bodies still wrapped in winter coats to protect against the cold weather, as they lay in the sand in the town of Ayvalik

The Turkish town has become one of the main launch points for boats packed with migrants and refugees attempting to reach the Greek island of Lesbos.

Video from Turkish news outlet Dogan news agency shows images of the small bodies being washed to shore in the rough seas, before Turkish police pulled them from the surf Read more…

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Children’s bodies wash up on Turkish beach after latest migrant tragedy