Six refugee children were found dead on Tuesday in Cesme on the Turkish coast as the boat they were sailing in sank while travelling to the Greek island of Chios.
The dinghy had wooden reinforcements that apparently came apart because of bad weather, according to Turkey‘s Anadolu news agency. The wreck took place not very far off Cesme on Tuesday night.
The Turkish coast guard rescued five people in life jackets while two more are missing. One of the people rescued was a 12-year-old boy. Six bodies of children were pulled out of the water, one of them being an infant of unknown age.
All rubber boat passengers were Afghan nationals and they were trying to reach Chios.