Latest Syrian Victim: 4-Year-Old Girl Washes Ashore

Sena had been missing since ship sank en route to Greece Wednesday
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2015 9:19 AM CST
Latest Syrian Victim: 4-Year-Old Girl Washes Ashore
In this Nov. 7, 2015 photo, migrants wait to travel by dinghies to the Greek islands from Turkish coast near Bodrum, Turkey.   (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)

A boat ferrying mostly Syrian migrants to a Greek island sank on Wednesday, and Sunday brought the discovery of a tiny victim of the tragedy: The body of a 4-year-old girl, identified by a survivor as Sena, who was found by amateur fishermen washed up among rocks of the Turkish resort of Bodrum. "Her mother was constantly addressing her child as Sena while they were boarding the boat," the survivor tells the Hurriyet Daily News. Sena is one of at least 10 to have drowned, while five survived, reports the AP. The group Save the Children says more than 70 children have drowned in the attempt to reach Greece since September, when little Aylan Kurdi's death sparked outrage at migrants' desperate plight. (More Syria stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.