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Boat capsize off Turkey, 58 feared dead

Sep 6, 2012 17:37 IST

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Ankara:  The number of people who died after a boat carrying migrants sank off western Turkey's Aegean coast has risen to 58, Turkish news channels reported on Thursday.

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Tahsin Kurtbeyoglu, the governor of Menderes, a coastal district in Izmir province, earlier told state television TRT that 39 people had died but that he expected the death toll to rise.