New tragedy off the coast of Turkey

Eighteen migrants, including six children, were killed on Thursday morning, while trying to reach the island of Lesvos.

According to Turkish news agency Dogan, 21 people were rescued off the coast of western Turkey. The boat carrying the refugees across the Aegean capsized as it was overloaded.

The boat set off from Bademli and it overturned due to the difficult weather conditions in the area.

SOURCE: Dogan News Agency