VAN - Rescue workers have recovered three more bodies from Lake Van after a boat carrying migrants sank on June 27.
The death toll in the boat sunk increased to 36 as the search and rescue teams recovered three more bodies on the mission of retrieving missing bodies after a boat carrying migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan sank in Lake Van in eastern Turkey.
The boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was reported missing on June 27 and announced to be found at a depth of 106.5 meters [349.4 feet] off Çarpanak Island in Lake Van on July 8. No survivers have been rescued from the wreck of the boat which is estimated to have been carrying up to 70-80 migrants when it went down in stormy weather.
As Turkey has been a key transit point for migrants, Lake Van, close to the border with Iran, sits on a path that migrants and refugees use frequently with the hope of reaching Europe.