20 year old immigrant woman dead in slum, in Messinia, Greece
Posted by clandestina on 5 January 2009
Early on January 4 a young woman from Romania died a tragic death when the slum she and two more people lived in collapsed under the rumble of mud and rocks a minor earthquake let loose. Her housemates were also injured and had to be released from the ruins.
The slum, which used to be a hen-house, was unsuitable for people to live in; still, the immigrants had to pay rent for it. This tragic event brings forth the issue of the awful housing conditions many immigrants in Greece have to put up with, in this case while working this time of year on olive fields, and being subject to all kinds of exploitation.