Bodies of 21 Refugees Found After Boat Sinks Off Turkish Coast

© AP Photo / DHAA paramilitary police officer carries the lifeless body of an unidentified migrant child, lifting it from the sea shore, near the Turkish resort of Bodrum, Turkey, early Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015.
A paramilitary police officer carries the lifeless body of an unidentified migrant child, lifting it from the sea shore, near the Turkish resort of Bodrum, Turkey, early Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. - Sputnik International
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According to the Turkish gendarmerie, 21 dead refugees, including three children, were found on the Aegean Sea coast at two locations on Tuesday, after their boat capsized en route to Greece.

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The shipwreck occurred at around 5 a.m. local time (3:00GMT) when the boat was navigating the Aegean Sea toward the Greek island of Lesbos, regarded as the gateway into Europe.

Thousands of people have been trying to enter Europe escaping from violence in the war-torn Middle East and Africa.

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