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Baby among five migrants drowned on crossing from Turkey to Greece

Published 10/03/2016

The boat went down off Turkey's western coast, on its way to the Greek island of Lesbos (AP)
The boat went down off Turkey's western coast, on its way to the Greek island of Lesbos (AP)

Five migrants including a three-month-old baby have drowned when a speedboat taking them to Greece sank, according to Turkey's state-run news agency.

The Anadolu agency said the boat went down early on Thursday off Turkey's western coast, on its way to the Greek island of Lesbos.

Anadolu said nine people were rescued from the boat which was carrying Afghan and Iranian migrants.

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