10 missing after migrant boat capsizes on river between Turkey, Greece

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A boat carrying undocumented migrants capsized on Maritsa River that runs along the border between Turkey and Greece on Tuesday, with at least 10 migrants missing.
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The incident was revealed after one of the migrants called on the soldiers patrolling the military zone, asking for help for his child to be rescued.

The soldiers notified the local Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) units about the incident and a search with zodiac boats was launched in the area.

The boat and several clothes were later found on river banks, and efforts to find out if there are any migrants trapped in the area continue.

The river currently runs at a higher flow rate due to recent rainfall in the region.