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Illegal immigrants drown in Greece July 17, 2010

Posted by Yilan in Human rights abuses, Yunanistan.
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Greek police said 15 illegal immigrants have drowned while trying to cross the Evros River that marks the country’s northern border with Turkey.

Police in northern Orestiada said they recovered the bodies of six men and two women, while those of another five people could be seen on the Turkish side of the river.

The bodies of another two women were recovered on June 25.

Police said on Wednesday that the immigrants had been part of a larger group intercepted on June 25. Ten illegal immigrants, mostly from Africa, were arrested and told authorities the boat in which they were trying to cross the river had overturned.

Authorities said the migrants reported another three people missing.

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