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Bodies of two illegal migrants recovered from Evros River

Δημοσίευση 8 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 11:44 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Bodies of two illegal migrants recovered from Evros River
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The bodies of two young Afro-Asian illegal migrants, aged approximately 20, who drowned in the cold waters of Evros River were recovered at noon on Friday in the Petalo, Ferres region by members of the Alexandroupolis fire brigade.

The bodies of two young Afro-Asian illegal migrants, aged approximately 20, who drowned in the cold waters of Evros River were recovered at noon on Friday in the Petalo, Ferres region by members of the Alexandroupolis fire brigade.

One of the bodies was found on the shore of the Evros river, near the Xirodentro observatory, while the second body was found floating in the water nearby.

Authorities believe that the two men attempted to swim across the Evros River to Greece and died of hypothermia due to the subzero temperatures in the area in recent days.

The bodies were taken to the Alexandroupolis General University Hospital for post-mortems to determine the precise causes of the deaths.