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15 illegal immigrants dead, 11 rescued on way to Greece

ANKARA, Oct 1 (KUNA) -- Fifteen illegal immigrants drowned in Aegean Sea west of Turkey after trying to cross the borders to Greece.
According to Anadolu News Agency, the Turkish coast guards have reported that 27 immigrants began their ill-fated journey near a town on the coastline of Balikesir province west of the country.
About 11 people were rescued, indicated the statement, fearing that the rest have perished.
Some 31 immigrants were arrested by the authorities in the past few days in an Island near the sinking sites. (end) tb.gta KUNA 012235 Oct 07NNNN