Another Syrian child's body washes up on a beach

The four-year-old girl was found lifeless on the Turkish beach after the boat she was travelling in sank.

FILE: Syrian refugees wait between Syria and Turkish border as Turkish soldiers block them to pass the Turkish side. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - It's being reported that a four-year-old Syrian girl's body has washed up on a beach in western Turkey this afternoon just weeks after images of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi shook the world.

News agency AFP is reporting the yet-to-be identified girl was found lifeless on the beach after a boat carrying 15 Syrians to the Greek island of Chios sank.

EU Leaders are still debating how to accommodate thousands of refugees fleeing the war torn country.

State media is reporting the Turkish coast guard rescued the remaining 14 Syrians, including eight children, from the inflatable boat.

Harrowing pictures of three-year-old Kurdi, caused an outpouring of emotion around the world last month, pressuring European leaders to step up their response to the refugee crisis.

But two weeks later EU members are still at odds over how to accommodate the tens of thousands of new arrivals.