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At least 33 migrants drown off Turkey in two accidents

Twenty-two died when their boat sank off the district of Edremit in Balikesir province, shortly after 11 migrants died off Izmir, said the Turkish media.

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Map showing the dangerous Aegean Sea route taken by Turkish migrants to cross over to Greece. (Source: AFP)

At least 33 migrants drowned in two accidents in the Aegean Sea on Monday as they tried to cross fromTurkey to Greece, Turkish media said.

Twenty-two died when their boat sank off the district of Edremit in Balikesir province, shortly after 11 migrants died off Izmir, they said.

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Both vessels had apparently been trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos, Dogan news agency said.