Witness to migrant disaster that killed 37 describes screams
AYVACIK, Turkey (AP) — A witness to the drowning of 37 people including babies and other young children off Turkey's coast described the horror and screams in the moments after the boat carrying the migrants slammed into rocks, saying it was like "somebody was being murdered."
30 January, 2016 At least 37 migrants drown trying to reach Greece ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A boat carrying Syrians attempting the short sea journey from Turkey to Greece struck rocks and capsized at dawn on Saturday, causing at least 37 people to drown, among them several babies and young children.
6 March, 2016 Boat sinks off Turkish coast, at least 18 migrants drown At least 18 people attempting to reach Greece drowned after their boat sank off the Turkish coast on Sunday, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported, on the eve of a European meeting aimed at tackling the number of migrants. The Turkish Coast Guard,...
9 June, 2015 Hundreds of migrants arrive by boat on Greek islands ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of people using small boats and dinghies have arrived over the past day on the eastern Aegean islands near the Turkish coast, Greek authorities said Tuesday, part of a surge of tens of thousands of migrants landing on Greek shores in recent months.