Night train kills 14 migrants 'sleeping' on Macedonia tracks

A group of migrants trying to reach European opportunity via what's billed by smugglers as a "safe" route – trekking along train tracks through the Balkans – was hit by an overnight train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia, killing 14.


The deaths of the undocumented migrants from Africa and Asia underscore how, even as tens of thousands risk drowning in the Mediterranean to reach European shores, many others gamble with their lives by taking perilous overland journeys to reach Hungary, a popular back door to the 28-nation European Union.


פרסום ראשון: 04.25.15, 00:23