41 Migrants Found Alive in Refrigerated Truck: Northern Greece

41 migrants have found who were kept in a refrigerated truck at a motorway in northern Greece, by the Greek police on Monday.

Most of the migrants are Afghans and the others from Iran and Syria but not injured as the refrigeration system was not turned on. Local police said that it is believed to have crossed into the country from neighboring Turkey and prepared to take to get into Europe.

“A police operation is underway but we believe the lorry entered the country from Turkey,” said Lt Col Theodoros Chronopolous, a police spokesman and added, “Discoveries of this sort are rare but happening more frequently mainly because migrants want to avoid the islands.”

The truck was stopped by the police on a highway near the northern Greek city of Xanthi for a regular check.

The truck driver, 40-year-old Georgian was arrested and taken to the police station along with the migrants for the identification.

Meanwhile, this incident came out 10 days after another incident that 39 bodies found by UK police in a refrigerated truck near London where all the migrants were believed to be Vietnamese. Two people have been charged in Britain and eight in Vietnam over the deaths.

Incidents like this were happening ‘more frequently’ due to people’s desperation, said a police spokesman.

Two male lorry drivers showed up in court in the UK and Ireland a week ago confronting homicide and human dealing charges.

Greece is as of now battling with the greatest resurgence in appearances of vagrants and displaced people since 2015 when in excess of a million crossed into Europe from Turkey by means of Greece.

> Puza Sarker Snigdha



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