The Danube River near Karavukovo in Serbia (Photo: Dubravka Petric/PIXSELL) The Danube River near Karavukovo in Serbia (Photo: Dubravka Petric/PIXSELL)

The tragedy happened when a boat carrying the migrants overturned as the migrants were trying to illegally gain access to Croatian territory. According to unconfirmed reports, the boat was carrying two families, from Syria and Iraq.

Eyewitness accounts indicate that a group of about fifteen migrants attempted to cross the Danube River but their boat capsized shortly after setting out from the Serbian side of the river. It is believed that at least three of the migrants managed to swim to shore.

Four adults and two children have been reported as missing and police in the Sombor municipality in Serbia are currently searching for the remains of the six missing persons. According to unconfirmed reports, the boat was carrying two families, from Syria and Iraq.

Source: HRT