Bodies recovered off Lesvos belonged to Syrian family from Aleppo

14 July 2016
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The four bodies recovered off the coast of the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos on Wednesday belonged to a Syrian family from Aleppo, authorities announced on Thursday.

The mother and father and their children, aged 4 and 6, drowned when their inflatable dinghy capsized. Six people were rescued by coast guard officers.

According to reports, the family was identified through documents found floating in the sea in a plastic bag near the vessel.

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