22 migrants including seven children dead in Aegean Sea: Turkey

Twenty-two migrants including seven children have drowned after a boat capsized off the Turkish coast, local officials said on Friday.

Two people were rescued by the Turkish coastguard and another two managed to make it out of the water on their own, officials said. The victims' nationalities were not yet known.

The boat capsized off Turkey's largest island, called Gokceada or Imbros, which is located in the Aegean Sea off the coast of the northwestern province of Canakkale, near Greece's Lemnos island.

"The Turkish coastguard found the bodies of 22 people including seven children," the local governor's office said in a statement.

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