One dead, two missing after tourist boat capsizes off Turkish coast

A tourist boat has capsized off Turkey's coast in less than a minute, killing at least one person and leaving two children missing, according to local news agencies.

Eleven people were on the 20-metre boat that sank off Marmaris on the Aegean Sea, according to the official Anadolu Agency.

Officials rescued eight people, including the captain, from the overturned boat.

A baby was resuscitated after being taken out of the water, the private Dogan news agency reported.

Two other children are missing, according to Dogan.

Officials retrieved the Turkish boat owner's body, according to Anadolu, citing Esengul Civelek, the governor of Mugla province.

The cause of the capsizing was under investigation, with witnesses telling Dogan that the boat sank in 30 seconds.

The passengers' nationalities have not been released.

Marmaris is a popular tourist destination for both international and domestic travellers.

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KEYWORDS: turkey, tourist boat

 

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