The Turkish coastguard on Tuesday recovered the bodies of nine migrants including two children after their boat sank off western Turkey while trying to reach Europe, local media reported.

 

The boat set off from a town in Izmir province in an apparent bid to reach Greece, the private Dogan news agency reported.

 

The Turkish coastguard started the search after being alerted by two survivors who swam to shore, according to the report.

 

These deaths come after 37 migrants drowned off another part of the Turkish coast on Saturday – in harrowing scenes reminiscent of the death of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler whose tiny body was found lying face down on a Turkish beach.

 

 

 

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