Boat collision off Turkish coast kills 13 refugees

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Boat collision off Turkish coast kills 13 refugees

At least 13 refugees have died after their boat collided with a ferry off the Turkish coast, officials there said, while the Greek coast guard fanned out in the choppy waters of the Aegean Sea searching for another 27 people missing after their boat sank off the island of Lesbos.

The bodies of the 13 refugees have been brought to the Turkish port city of Canakkale on Sunday.

Turkey’s coast guard agency said that it intervened after being alerted the vessel had hit the migrant boat and that bodies were in the water.

Coast guard officials said some 29 people were rescued in the two incidents, which followed another sinking near Lesbos on Saturday, in which a 5-year-old girl drowned. Between 10 and 12 people went missing.

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