Left Menu
Development News Edition

Migrant road crash kills six in Turkey

PTI | Ankara | Updated: 24-09-2019 14:51 IST | Created: 24-09-2019 14:23 IST
Migrant road crash kills six in Turkey
Image Credit: Flickr

Six people died in Turkey after a military vehicle carrying migrants for deportation overturned near the Syrian border, officials said Tuesday. Another 27 people including two soldiers were injured in the crash in Reyhanli district, southern Turkey, the local governor's office said in a statement.

It said the "illegal" migrants were due to be deported but did not give their nationalities. In recent months, Turkish authorities have cracked down on unregistered migrants, arresting thousands.

Some Syrians have reported being returned to Syria against their wishes. The government says it has only deported people who have voluntarily chosen to return. Turkey is home to more than 3.6 million Syrian refugees and up to 300,000 Iraqis, as well as an increasing number of Afghans.

It remains a transit country used by people fleeing war and poverty to try to reach Europe.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Turbulence surrounding tobacco control in Ghana

... ...

Refugee compassion and response: Ideas to mitigate disasters now and in their future

Their homeland becomes a forbidden territory for them and more likely than not, their journey to foreign soil is no less traumatizing, not to say deadly. It is crucial to help refugees live a life of dignity and purpose....

Inadequate water infrastructure causes a tidal wave of coronavirus in rural Alaska

... ...

Videos

Latest News

Sneha scores wire-to-wire win in 7th leg of WPGT; Amandeep is top pro finisher

Amateurs took the spotlight as Sneha Singh completed a wire-to-wire win in the seventh leg, as the Womens Pro Golf Tour staged its first event after nine months at the Noida Golf Course. Hyderabad amateur teenager Sneha, who won a title on ...

5,229 new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, 127 deaths

Maharashtras COVID-19 tally on Friday rose to 18,42,587 as it recorded 5,229 new cases of infection, a health official said. With 127 new fatalities, death toll reached 47,599, he said.A total of 6,776 patients were discharged after treatme...

COVID-19 vaccine may be ready in some weeks, vaccination to begin after scientists' nod: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said a COVID-19 vaccine may be ready in a few weeks as he noted that experts believe the wait for it will not be long, and asserted that the vaccination drive in India will begin as soon as scientists ...

U.S. envoy to visit South Korea next week - sources

Washingtons point man on North Korea, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, is scheduled to visit Seoul next week to meet with South Korean officials, five sources with knowledge of the trip told Reuters.The trip has not been annou...

Give Feedback