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Turkey: 15 migrants, including children, die in truck crash

Turkey's official news agency says at least 15 migrants have been killed in a traffic accident, among them children

Reported by: AP , Ankara (Turkey) [ Updated: October 14, 2018 19:22 IST ]

Truck crash in Turkey

Turkey's official news agency says at least 15 migrants have been killed in a traffic accident, among them children.

The Anadolu news agency said Sunday the migrants were traveling in a truck in the western province of Izmir. The truck tipped over, leading to deaths and injuries. Video footage showed a destroyed truck.

Hundreds of thousands of migrants have set out to sea from Turkey's coasts in the last few years to try to reach neighboring Greece, which is a member of the European Union. A Turkish-EU deal in 2016 to send those migrants back to Turkey significantly curbed the number of border crossings but many desperate migrants still attempt the journey.

Disclaimer: This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Associated Press (AP) wire.

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