Refugee boat sinks in Aegean Sea: 1 dead, 5 missing
BALIKESİR – Doğan News AgencyA refugee boat has sunk in the Aegean Sea off Ayvalık, leaving an Afghan refugee dead and five others missing.
The deceased refugee was identified as 45-year-old Vahide Selami.
Nine refugees were reportedly rescued after the incident.
The boat was cruising south from Çıplak Island (Chalkis, Cimno) in the northwestern province of Balıkesir at 5 a.m. before sinking due to an unknown reason.
Coast guard rescue teams are continuing their work to find the missing five.