At least 58 dead after boat carrying illegal immigrants capsizes off Turkey

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A fishing boat smuggling migrants from Turkey to the Greek islands has capsized in the Aegean Sea, leaving at least 58 dead.

The migrants died after becoming trapped below deck as the boat sunk, Turkish media has reported, while 45 survivors were rescued from the sea.
The fishing boat was believed to have been carrying mostly Iraqi and Syrian nationals headed for Europe, with the Greek islands being a common destination for migrants who pay smugglers to transport them from Turkey.
The vessel hit rocks at around 05:30 local time near the village of Ahmetbeyli in the province of Izmir.

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