Refugee dies during clash at Greek border

Clashes on Greek-Macedonia border leaves one refugee dead and two others wounded

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

A refugee was killed and two others injured in a clash at Greece’s border with Macedonia on Monday.

According to Greek media, the clashes took place at 2 am on Monday between refugees waiting on the Greek border at the village of Idomeni to pass into Macedonia when five Afghan refugees attacked three Pakistanis.

Local police said the Pakistanis tried to rob the Afghan refugees which led to the wounding two of the Pakistani refugees as well as the death of the third one.

Aid workers have stated that the Macedonian government has failed to take the necessary measures to secure the refugees’ arrival at the registration camp made at Idomeni village.

Instead, most of them have been left at a gas station far away.

Macedonia has been trying to restrict the number of refugees crossing over from northern Greece.

According to police there are approximately 500 people at the registration camp and some 2,000 at the gas station.

About 2,000 refugees have passed into Macedonia in the last 24 hours and many are still waiting at the border.

TRTWorld and agencies