Boat carrying 160 migrants sinks off Northern Cyprus coast, 16 dead

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 12:24 GMT

Boat carrying 160 migrants sinks off Northern Cyprus coast, 16 dead

Boat carrying 160 migrants sinks off Northern Cyprus coast, 16 dead

ANKARA - 18 July 2018: A boat carrying 160 migrants sunk off the coast of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, killing 16 people, private Turkish broadcaster CNN Turk said on Wednesday, adding that 101 migrants had so far been rescued.

It said at least 30 people were missing from the sunken boat and that Turkish and Northern Cypriot coast guards, along with commercial boats in the area, were carrying out search and rescue operations.

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