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Tags: Turkey | Syria | migration | unrest

Syrian Father of Drowned Boy: 'My Children Slipped Through My Hands'

Syrian Father of Drowned Boy: 'My Children Slipped Through My Hands'
The photograph of the lifeless body of a toddler who washed ashore on a Turkish beach sent shock throughout Europe of the realities of the Syrian migrant crisis. (Reuters)

Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:53 AM

The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach Wednesday whose image shocked the world said his children "slipped through my hands" as their boat was taking in water en route to Greece.

"I was holding my wife's hand. But my children slipped through my hands. We tried to cling to the boat, but it was deflating. It was dark and everyone was screaming," Abdullah Kurdi told Turkey's Dogan news agency of the sinking that also killed his wife and 5-year old child.

© AFP 2022


Headline
The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach Wednesday whose image shocked the world said his children "slipped through my hands" as their boat was taking in water en route to Greece.
Turkey, Syria, migration, unrest
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2015-53-03
Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:53 AM
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