Sixty migrants assumed dead after boat sank in Lake Van
Turkish rescue teams have recovered the bodies of five more migrants who died after their boat ran into trouble in Lake Van in eastern Turkey on 27 June. The confirmed death toll has now risen to 60.
According to the Turkish authorities, the boat was carrying more than 60 migrants from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan trying to reach Europe via Turkey. Lake Van borders Iran.
Police have arrested five suspects over the incident.
Photo credit: Poliorketes
Photo caption: Lighthouses at end of dam that surrounding bay of tourist boats, Van Lake, Gevaş, Turkey. Bright blue colour of water is created by saline soda elements in its consist