Migrants Dying to Escape Greece

“Migrants dying to escape crises-hit Greece,” by Vassilis Kyriakoulis for AFP (reposted by Daily Star Lebanon):

Strapped to the underbelly of a train, 23-year-old Ali Arzin from Afghanistan had hoped to cross the border of crisis-hit Greece into Macedonia and eventually reach another EU country.

But the wooden platform he had rigged in November beneath the train carriage fell apart, and Ali met a gruesome death on the tracks.

Hundreds of migrants have perished while trying to reach Greece, but Ali is one of the first known to have died trying to escape the limbo in which tens of thousands find themselves…

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