A boat carrying migrants has capsized off Turkey's Aegean coast, killing at least nine people, the coast guard said Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.
Migrant boat capsizes off Turkey; 9 killed, dozens reported missing
Her children, who had life vests, went missing when the boat capsized. The woman and her husband started to swim toward the coast, she said, but by Tuesday afternoon her husband could no longer "resist" the waves and died. She was quoted as saying that she was in the water for about 28 hours.
The coast guard said it had dispatched vessels, a plane and a helicopter to search for the missing. The bodies of nine migrants have been recovered so far, it said.
Although their numbers have decreased in recent years, migrants still try to cross into Greece from neighboring Turkey in the hopes of making their way to other European countries.
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