30 refugees found almost frozen on the shores of Lake Van

More than 30 refugees were found almost frozen in Gevaş, Van.

More than 30 refugees who were abandoned on the lake shore in Van were found almost frozen.

According to the information received, the refugees were to be taken from Van to Bitlis by boat but were abandoned in the countryside of Gevaş, on the shores of Lake Van.

They were rescued after locals gave the alarm saying the had seen refugees amost frozen on the shore of the lake.

Since the neighborhood road was closed due to adverse weather conditions, 2 coast guard teams went to boat to rescue the refugees.

The 30 rescued refugees were taken to Akdamar pier where medical teams, UMKE, AFAD and gendarmerie were waiting.

13 refugees had been found dead in the town of Çaldıran on Sunday morning.