Six illegal immigrants drown as boat capsizes off Turkish coast 2008-03-23 18:45:23   Print

    ANKARA, March 23 (Xinhua) -- Six illegal immigrants drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after their boat capsized off Turkish coast, an official statement said on Sunday.

    The written statement issued by Turkish Coast Guard Command said that bodies of six illegal immigrants were found in Tekagacheadland of Didim town of western province of Aydin.

    The statement said that the teams found six bodies, one of them woman, off shores of Tekagac headland.

    The statement identified the woman as Ayse Abdurrahman, a citizen of Somalia, adding that search and rescue efforts continued in the region.

    Thousands of immigrants from Asia and Africa entered Turkey illegally on their way to European countries in search of jobs and better life.

Editor: Wang Hongjiang
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