Turkey: seven saved, dozens perish in shipwreck

2014-11-04 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Mariners conducting rescue and recovery operations pulled 24 dead bodies from the sea at the mouth of Istanbul's Bosphorus strait on Monday and saved seven people after a boat carrying a group of migrants foundered. Seven coastguard vessels and a helicopter were continuing search operations in the Black Sea, roughly 5 km north of the Bosphorus. Some 40 illegal migrants, including children, are believed to have been aboard. 

(from Vatican Radio)