3 migrants die as boat sinks on Evros river

Hurriyet Daily News* – Three migrants were killed when a boat carrying at least eight people sank on the Maritza (Turkish: Evros) River in northwestern Turkey early on Feb. 22, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Eight migrants of Pakistani origin were trying to cross the Maritza River that mostly marks the border between Turkey and Greece with a rubber dinghy when their boat capsized around the middle of the river near the İpsala district of Edirne province.

Three of the migrants were killed when the boat overturned, while five others were rescued by Turkish security forces and fishermen.  The survivors were taken to hospitals in Edirne’s Enez and Kesan districts. The bodies of the three people were also pulled from the water.

*Via Anadolu Ajansi: Turkish state-run news agency