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Refugees drown as wooden boat sinks off Turkish coast

At least 22 refugees, including four children, have drowned after a 20-meter wooden boat sank off Turkey’s coast.

Amir Cicek, governor of Bodrum, said on Tuesday that a total of 249 refugees were rescued.

“Twenty-two migrants remained under the boat and drowned. Search and rescue work has been completed,” he said.

Cicek said the boat had a capacity of 50-60 people, but was carrying 271 people on board.

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