At least six illegal migrants died while 15 others were rescued
on the Agean Sea on Saturday after their life raft sank, according
to the Turkish Coast Guard, Trend reports citing Turkish media.
The coast guard said in a written statement that the incident
occurred at around 11 a.m. local time (0800 GMT) off the
northwestern Canakkale province.
The force has not revealed the total number of migrants on board
and their destination. It noted that search and rescue activities
continue on the sea over the possibility that some of the migrants
onboard are still missing.
According to the statement, the investigation was launched to
find the causes of the incident.