Monday, March 7, 2016

25 refugees killed after boat sinks off Turkish coast

Twenty-five people have died after a boat carrying refugees from Turkey to Greek sank in the Aegean Sea, The Independent reports.

At least three children are believed to be among the dead, according to Dogan news agency. The incident occurred following reports that Macedonian authorities have set new restrictions on Syrian migrants trying to cross the land border from Greece. Macedonian border officials are now believed to be barring some Syrians from entering unless they can prove they are from cities “at war”.

The curbs mean people from cities such as Aleppo, Syria can enter, but those from the Syrian capital of Damascus or the Iraqi capital of Baghdad are being stopped.


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