Published On: Thu, Sep 3rd, 2015

Drowned toddler sparks fresh horror over Europe migrant crisis

ISTANBUL: Heart-rending pictures of a toddler’s lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach sparked horror on Wednesday as the cost of Europe’s growing refugee crisis hit home.

The images of a tiny child lying face down in the surf at one of Turkey’s main tourist resorts has once more put a human face on the dangers faced by tens of thousands of desperate people who risk life and limb to seek a new life in Europe.

Wearing a red T-shirt and blue shorts, the child — identified as three-year-old Aylan Kurdi — is believed to be one of at least 12 Syrians who died when their boats sank trying to reach Greece.

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