Greece-Two Iranian immigrants dead and eight wounded during police chase

Posted on October 19, 2011

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36,000  immigrants arrested in Evros this year

Two Iranian immigrants dead and eight wounded, was the result of a police chase that took place on Tuesday dawn at Egnatia highway.

Police set up two roadblocks on the Egnatia highway. The car with the sans-papiers immigrants escaped the first police roadblock but shortly after the car overturned. One immigrant died instantly at the accident, while eight were injured. One of them died during transport to hospital. Four immigrants managed to escape to the forest but they were trapped and the assistance of the Fire Department was needed to rescue them.

More dead immigrants in Evros river

 

The bodies of twomigrants were washed ashore on Wednesday on the banks of the Evros river, northeastern Greece, on the Greek-Turkish borders.
The first body was identified to be that of an 18 year-old Pakistani man and the other possibly of Asian nationality.
According to initial police estimations, the two young men drowned while attempting to cross the river in order to enter into Greece from Turkey.
Another sans papiers migrant’s body was discovered on Tuesday in a farming area near Orestiada, close to Evros river.