A Turkish fishing boat capsized on Wednesday (Nov 11) after colliding with a Greek-flagged tanker off Turkey's Mediterranean coast, officials said. Four people on board the boat were killed while one other person is reported missing.

Turkish fishing boat collides with Greek vessel; 4 dead

The incident between the Polatbey fishing boat and the Greek-flagged Ephesus occurred at dawn, about 15 nautical miles off the coast of Karatas, in Adana province, the Turkish coast guard said.

A search-and-rescue operation involving three coast guard boats and a team of divers was launched shortly after communications with the boat was lost.

The coast guards later recovered four bodies and was still searching for a fifth person, the Adana governor's office said in a statement.

The cause of the incident wasn't immediately known.

Source: Еkathimerini