Boat carrying 160 migrants sinks off the north, 16 dead and 101 rescued

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A boat carrying 160 migrants sunk off the coast of the breakaway regime in the north, near Yialousa, 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 Turkish Cypriot coast guards, along with commercial boats in the area, were carrying out search and rescue operations.

According to Turkish Cypriot media, the boat, that was first located by the Turkish coastguard, began sinking at around 6am due to water inflow...


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Boat carrying 160 migrants sinks off the north, 16 dead and 101 rescued


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