Wednesday 17 January 2018

Migrants killed by train in tunnel

Fourteen suspected migrants from Afghanistan and Somalia, walking in the dark along train tracks toward the European Union, were killed by an express train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia, police said.

The migrants had been walking north of the central Macedonian town of Veles at around 10.30pm on Thursday when a passenger train traveling from the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki to the Serbian capital of Belgrade struck them. "The train driver tried to stop, but it was too late," said Macedonian Railways spokesman.

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