18 migrants drown off Turkey in latest refugee tragedy

A wooden boat capsized in high waves two miles off the Bademli coast in the Aegean Sea, with at least 18 migrants drowningAt least 18 migrants drowned when their overcrowded boat sank in the Aegean Sea on Thursday on the way to the Greek island of Lesbos in the latest tragedy involving refugees seeking to enter Europe. The wooden boat capsized in high waves two miles off the Bademli coast in the Aegean, the private Dogan news agency reported. The UN refugee agency and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said this week more than one million migrants and refugees reached Europe this year, most of them by sea.

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