Five migrants were found dead early on Tuesday morning by the Turkish coast guard. It appears that they drowned off the Turkish coast, while trying to reach the Greek islands, their last stop before traveling to northern Europe.
Overcrowded plastic dinghies, making the trip between Turkey and Greece has become a common site for Turkish and Greek authorities. Most migrants are so anxious to get to Europe and away from their war-stricken countries that they disregard all risks.
According to Associated Press, early on Tuesday morning, the Turkish coast guard unloaded “five body bags from a patrol boat as rescued migrants, one man with his head in his hands, sat on the wharf.”
The incident occurred in Bodrum, Turkey, where the local coast guard has refused to make any comments regarding the drownings. However, Anadolu news agency has also reported the drownings, even though the nationalities and identities of the deceased have not yet been made available to the public.
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