|Date: 07/09/2012 Time: 03:25:00 PM
The Governorship of the western province of
Izmir on Friday said that the death toll from the Turkish boat -- which sank
in the Aegean Sea off the coast of the town of Menderes in Izmir province --
has jumped to 61 illegal migrants.
In statements carried by Anadolu News Agency, emergency teams have managed
to rescue 46 others.
It noted that the dead people included 12 men, 18 women, 28 children and 3
"Rescued Palestinian and Syrian illegal migrants were brought to the
Ahmetbeyli Gendarmery Station and went through a health check-up. Two of those
rescued were taken to a local hospital. The Prosecutor's Office in Menderes
began an investigation on the boat," the statement underlined.