Migrants Die off Turkey after Boat Collides with Ferry

World » SOUTHEAST EUROPE | September 20, 2015, Sunday // 14:59
Bulgaria: Migrants Die off Turkey after Boat Collides with Ferry Migrants arrive aboard a dinghy after crossing from Turkey, to the island of Lesbos, Greece, on Sunday, September 20, 2015. AP/BTA

At least 13 migrants have drowned off the coast of Turkey, sailing en route to Greece, Turkish authorities say.

Of the 46 people on board, 20 have been rescued and 13 are still missing. Four of the victims are reportedly children.

A dinghy they were using smashed into a Ferry near the port city of ?anakkale.

The migrants were heading to the Greek island of Lesbos, according to the BBC.

Incidents with migrant dinghies have become everyday reality in the area, with hundreds trying to reach the Greek islands from the Turkish coast.

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