September 2012 Baradan Bay, Turkey migrant boat disaster

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September 2012 Baradan Bay, Turkey migrant boat disaster
Time 05:30 EDT (02:30 UTC)
Date September 6, 2012 (2012-09-06)
Location Baradan Bay, İzmir Province, Turkey
Coordinates 37°58′54″N 27°14′01″E / 37.98155°N 27.23373°E / 37.98155; 27.23373Coordinates: 37°58′54″N 27°14′01″E / 37.98155°N 27.23373°E / 37.98155; 27.23373
Cause Boat hit rocks
Participants Illegal migrants from Middle East
Outcome Boat sank
Deaths 61
Injuries 48
Suspect(s) Two Turks

The September 2012 Baradan Bay, Turkey migrant boat disaster occurred in the early hours of September 6, 2012, in Baradan Bay, İzmir Province, western Turkey. A fishing boat carrying illegal migrants hit rocks and sank. 61 people died, 48 survived the incident.[1]

The 12 m (39 ft) long fishing boat left the village of Ahmetbeyli in the Menderes district of İzmir Province at 5:30 AM heading for the island of Samos to enter Greece illegally. About 40–50 m (130–160 ft) off the coast, she hit rocks and sank in 7 m (23 ft) deep water. Media reports stated that some people were locked in the hold.[citation needed] The district governor said that the migrants were from Middle Eastern countries, and the 61 dead were 31 children, including three babies, 18 women, and eleven men. 33 Syrians, twelve Palestinians, one Iraqi and two Turks, being the organizer and the captain, survived the disaster. 46 of the survivors swam ashore while two others were rescued by law enforcement teams.[1][2][3][4]

The dead bodies were transported to the forensic lab in İzmir, while the survivors were brought to a hospital in the district for medical checks. The two Turks were taken into custody.[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mülteci teknesi battı: 61 kişi öldü". Sabah (in Turkish). 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  2. ^ "Dozens dead after Turkey migrant boat sinks". BBC. September 6, 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dozens dead after boat sinks off Turkey's coast". CNN. September 6, 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "İzmir'de mülteci taşıyan tekne battı: 61 ölü" (in Turkish). BBC. 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2012-09-30.