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Migration and Struggle in Greece

Two Iranian immigrants dead and eight wounded during police chase

Posted by clandestina on 11 October 2011

Two Iranian immigrants dead and eight wounded, was the result of a police chase that took place on Tuesday dawn at Egnatia highway.

According to Police Director A. Malelides, Komotini Police Department had information about nine sans-papiers immigrants and two smugglers riding on a car heading from the town of Komotini to the town of Kavala.

Police set up two roadblocks on the Egnatia highway. The car with the sans-papiers immigrants escaped the first police roadblock but shortly after the car overturned. One immigrant died instantly at the accident, while eight were injured. One of them died during transport to hospital. Four immigrants managed to escape to the forest but they were trapped and the assistance of the Fire Department was needed to rescue them.

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