Boats carrying refugees sink on two different coasts, six children reported among dead

-At least 11 migrants dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast

TUNIS, June 3 – At least 11 migrants were killed when their boat sank off Tunisia’s southern coast and 67 others were rescued by the coast guard, the interior ministry said on Sunday. The rescue operation was ongoing, the ministry said in a statement. The migrants were of Tunisian and other nationalities. Unemployed Tunisians and Africans often try to depart in makeshift boats from Tunisia to Sicily in Italy. (Reporting by Tarek Amara Writing by Ulf Laessing Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky )

-Six children among 9 dead as refugee boat sinks off Turkey – coast guard

ISTANBUL, June 3 (Reuters) – Nine people including six children died on Sunday after a speedboat carrying 15 refugees sank off the coast of Turkey’s southern province of Antalya, the Turkish coast guard said in a statement.

Five people were rescued by the coast guard and fishermen, it said.

Search and rescue operations for one refugee believed missing were continuing. (Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; editing by John Stonestreet)


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