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2 dead, 79 rescued in Turkey tourist boat capsizing

A Turkish news agency says two people have drowned and 79 others have been rescued after a tourist boat capsized off the coast near the southern resort of Antalya.

Published: 05th September 2016 02:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2016 02:55 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

ISTANBUL: A Turkish news agency says two people have drowned and 79 others have been rescued after a tourist boat capsized off the coast near the southern resort of Antalya.

The private Dogan news agency, citing authorities, said a Turkish woman and a Lebanese man were found dead today after search and rescue operations.

Dogan says the boat capsized yesterday in heavy rainfall and high winds.

The Mediterranean resort of Antalya is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey.

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