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Three dismembered bodies found on railway in northern Greece

TAGS: Migration

Greek authorities say the dismembered bodies of three people, believed to be immigrants who were hit by a train overnight, have been found on rail tracks near the border with Turkey.

Police say the human remains were seen Tuesday by a train driver who stopped the train and notified authorities. The bodies were so mangled that their sex and age have yet to be determined.

The apparent accident is believed to have occurred late Monday, near the village of Fylakas between the northeastern towns of Alexandroupolis and Komotini.

The area is near the Turkish border, a key entry point for migrants seeking a better life in Europe. There have been several fatal accidents with trains hitting migrants sleeping on the lines or walking along them in the dark. [AP]

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