Refugee boat sinks in Erdemit: 24 dead
BALIKESIR - According to the initial reports, it has been stated that 24 people have died as a result of a refugee boat sinking in Erdemit.
24 people were killed and 3 people were rescued alive as a result of a boat carrying refugees sinking in Edremit district of Balikesir, suggests preliminary reports.
A statement shared by the Coast Guard Command regarding the incident states that Coast Guard Boats and Helicopters were sent to search after a report of help to a group of refugees in Edremit at 6 am this morning.
The statement further noted that 24 people were found dead and 3 people were rescued in the search.
Reports suggest that the search continues for the remaining 13 people who are missing. (ILKHA)