18 Somali refugees involved in an accident, 200 Syrians are stopped by police

18 Somali refugees involved in an accident, 200 Syrians are stopped by police

Skopje, 8 June 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

18 illegal emigrants from Somalia remained wounded yesterday in a road accident that took place in the highway linking the Greek border crossing point with the city of Veles in FYROM.

The accident took place when a police patrol had ordered a van to stop, but the driver of the van did not obey and avoided police. The van ended up crashing several times with the side barriers of the highway.

Police said that the trafficker of the refugees was a 20 year old from Skopje, initialed D.S. Medical teams arrived at the scene and noticed that 14 refugees had sustained serious wounds and they were immediately rushed in the hospital of Veles. The rest were sent to the asylum seekers’ center in Skopje.

In another case, police stopped last night 200 Syrian refugees in the train travelling from Gevgelija to Skopje. They were stopped in the train station of Veles in the southeastern part of the country. This was the largest number of refugees stopped in the territory of the country. Police said that this group of emigrants would be deported to Greece territory, as it had arrived from there.

Government in FYROM is expected to change laws on emigration in order to prevent illegal migration. With the new law, emigrants will be able to stay in the country for 72 hours and then leave. /ibna/