Ankara, Sep 30 (AP) Turkey’s state-run news agency says a boat carrying migrants has capsized off Turkey’s northern Aegean coast, killing at least five people. Also Read - Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Centre Prohibits Entry of Passengers From Europe, Turkey From March 18 to 31

The capsizing occurred as a rare and powerful Mediterranean storm is causing torrential rains in parts of Greece and Turkey. Also Read - Don't Interfere: India Reacts Strongly As Turkey Compares Kashmir's Plight to Turkey's Situation in World War 1

The Anadolu Agency said the rubber boat capsized Sunday off the town of Enez in Edirne province. The town is not far from the northern Greek coastal town of Alexandroupolis. Also Read - Turkish President Erdogan to Address Joint Pakistan Parliament Session on Feb 14

It said it was not immediately clear how many migrants were on the boat and rescue crews were scouring the area for possible survivors or more bodies.

Although their numbers have decreased in recent years, migrants still try and cross into Greece from nearby Turkey in the hopes of making their way to other European countries. (AP) SMJ SMJ

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