Monday, September 17, 2012

Illegal migrant in Greece killed during car chase near border with Turkey

 Greek police say an illegal migrant has been killed during a police chase near the border with Turkey in northeast Greece.
Police gave chase Sunday morning to three cars, two carrying illegal migrants and an escort vehicle, when one of the cars swerved and hit a barrier. The migrant, an Eritrean national in his late 20s, was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Two of the other eight migrants in the car were slightly injured. The escort car was stopped, but the third vehicle escaped. The migrants were from Eritrea, Morocco and Syria. The drivers of the cars, Georgian nationals, were arrested, as was the person, an Iranian, who apparently escorted the migrants across the border.
Tens of thousands cross illegally into Greece each year.

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