Seven migrants killed as boat sinks in Turkey lake


No fewer than Seven migrants have died after their boat sank in Lake Van in eastern Turkey on Thursday.

The official Anadolu news agency reported that the boat carrying illegal immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan capsized as it was approaching the shore.

Their final destination was not immediately clear.

According to Turkish authorities, 64 people have been rescued.

Van province is near the border with Iran.

Turkey hosts more than four million refugees, including some 3.6 million Syrians who fled the conflict raging in their country since 2011.

The flow of refugees crossing to Europe from Turkey has dropped since an agreement concluded in 2016 between Ankara and the EU.

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