48 migrants rescued by Turkish coast guard in Aegean

On 2 boats in distress, had been heading towards Greek islands

06 September, 15:01

    (ANSAmed) - ISTANBUL, SEPTEMBER 6 - The Turkish Coast Guard on Thursday rescued 48 migrants in the Aegean Sea that had been on two boats at risk of sinking.

    The vessels had been heading towards Greek islands. One was carrying 19 people including 5 women and 8 children and was rescued in the Ildir gulf in Cesme, near the Greek island of Chios. Another intervention was carried out off Dikili, a few miles from Lesbos, to rescue the 29 migrants on a dinghy in distress.

    There were 17 Palestinian citizens, 7 Iraqis and 5 Syrians onboard, reports Anadolu. (ANSAmed).

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