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Body of Bangladeshi among 6 recovered as boat sink in Turkey

|| risingbd.com

Published: 15:27, 1 July 2020   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020

Six bodies were recovered Wednesday as nearly 60 migrants may have been trapped in a boat that sank in an eastern lake last week in Tureky.

The deceased are from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan, CNNTurk reports quoting Turkey’s interior minister Suleyman Soylu.

However, how many Bangladeshis were among the dead was not known immediately.

Authorities estimated the boat was carrying between 55 and 60 migrants when it went down in stormy weather in Lake Van. They boarded the boat from Iran to Europe via Turkey.

Eleven other people were detained in connection with the tragedy, he said. A village administrator has been removed from office for delaying reporting the incident.