Nine Iraqis drown off Turkish coast

Baghdad, At least nine Iraqis including seven children died early Thursday after their boat sank off the western coast of Turkey, local media reported.

Four people were rescued by the Turkish coast guard after the boat destined for Greece and carrying mostly Iraqi migrants sank off the Turkish holiday resort town of Kusadasi, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Only one refugee was a Syrian national and the remaining were Iraqis, it added. The nine dead were all Iraqi nationals.

Source: Jordan News Agency