Four-year-old girl's body found washed up on beach in Turkey

Four-year-old girl's body found washed up on beach in Turkey

There are media reports that another child's body has been washed up on a beach in western Turkey.

Agence France Presse reports the body of a four-year-old Syrian girl was discovered today.

The unidentified girl was found in the town of Cesme in Izmir province. The inflatable boat she was on sank while attempting to carry 15 Syrians to the Greek island of Chios.

The remaining 14 Syrians, eight of whom where children, were rescued by the Turkish coast guard.

This harrowing information arrives just weeks after images of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi shook the world.

Four-year-old girl's body found washed up on beach in Turkey

Aylan Kurdi's father has spoken publicly about his family's tragedy saying all he wants to do is "lie in a grave" with his family.

Abdullah Kurdi also lost his wife and another son when the boat they were on, bound for Greece, capsized.

UNHCR says more than 442,440 people have crossed the Mediterranean this year, and 2,921 have died trying.

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