Over 40 Migrants Found Alive In Refrigerated Truck In Greece: Police – NDTV News


The migrants, of obvious Afghan origin, have been principally in good situation. (Representational)

Thessaloniki, Greece: 

Forty-one migrants have been discovered alive in a refrigerated truck in northern Greece on Monday, mentioned police, who arrested the motive force.

The migrants, of obvious Afghan origin, have been principally in good situation however seven acquired first help in hospital, the police mentioned.

“The truck contained males and boys. Figuring out their nationality would require a few days,” a police supply instructed AFP.

The truck was stopped by police on the Egnatia motorway between the cities of Xanthi and Komotini.

The driving force, a person from Georgia, was arrested.

Native media reported that police have been additionally searching for a second man from Turkey in reference to the incident.

The invention got here after 39 folks, all believed to be Vietnamese nationals, have been discovered lifeless in a refrigerated truck in Britain final month, highlighting the dangers of unlawful migrant routes to Europe, even for these avoiding perilous journey by sea.

Greece is experiencing its highest asylum-seeker arrival figures since 2016, when a controversial deal between the EU and Turkey stemmed earlier flows of practically 1,000,000 folks.

Scores arrive each day, overwhelming camps on Greek islands dealing with Turkey the place over 34,000 persons are staying, most of them in deplorable residing situations.

A two-year-old lady from Iraq died Monday when she was hit by a automotive on the island of Chios, state company ANA mentioned.

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