On Thursday, a ship carrying migrants and refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh capsized in Lake Van in eastern Turkey. Some of 64 were rescued safely while seven people on the ship died.

According to local authorities, the incident happened at about 3 am as it approached the Adilcevaz district of eastern Bitlis, which is on the northern shores of Lake Van.

An Afghan migrant told that the accident occurred due to an engine fire which caused the ship to capsize. He added that after the boat started to capsize, immigrants got scared and jumped into the water.

Officials told, 5 migrants were found dead at the position and 2 others died in hospital, while the 64 migrants were rescued safely. The injured people were taken to the hospitals.

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