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Turkey: Truck overturns, 19 migrants dead

Baku, October 14, AZERTAC

At least 19 irregular migrants, including children, died on Sunday and 11 people were injured when a truck carrying them overturned in Turkey’s western province of Izmir, according to Anadolu Agency.

Ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

The truck was en route to Izmir from Aydin province and overturned in the Menderes district, according to local sources who did not wish to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Turkey has been a main route for irregular migrants trying to cross into Europe, especially since 2011, when the Syrian civil war began.

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