On June 27, a refugee boat capsized due to bad weather in southeastern Turkey. It was carrying up to 60 Afghan refugees according to some reports, along with a few Pakistani and Iranian nationals.
More than 10 bodies have been recovered by the Turkish government so far and search operations are underway.
Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Gran Hewad said that the Afghan embassy in Ankara has formed a three-member delegation to investigate the accident.
The bodies being recovered are in a bad condition and Hewad asked family members of those killed to contact them so they can pass on the information to Tehran or Ankara as soon as possible.
Few of the recovered bodies were already buried due to their state.
Source : Afghan Voce Agency(AVA)
Wednesday 8 July 2020 15:48