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Migration and Struggle in Greece

Six sans papiers Pakistani migrants die of suffocation in container

Posted by clandestina on 25 July 2011

SIALKOT: In a tragic incident, six Pakistani migrants died of suffocation in a sealed container in Iranian city of Shiraz as they were being illegally smuggled into Greece.

The deceased were residents of Daska town of Sialkot district.

According to reports, six young men paid Rs.400, 000 each to an agent for entering Greece. They were packed inside an airtight container. On their way to Greece in Iran, they suffocated in the container.

According to victims’ families, they left for Greece on July 11. Mourning scenes were witnessed at the deceased’s homes in Daska.

Similar unfortunate incidents have taken place in the past also. SAMAA

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