Two Iraqi boys drown near Greek refugee shelter


Greek police say two Iraqi boys have drowned in an irrigation reservoir near a government shelter for refugees in northern Greece where they had been staying.

The bodies of the children, who were aged about 12, were found Wednesday inside the fenced-off reservoir near the northern town of Katerini.

About 1,100 people are living in the open shelter – all members of the Yazidi community from Sinjar in Iraq.

They are among the more than 52,000 refugees and migrants trapped in Greece since a series of border closures put a stop to the Balkan immigration corridor, which was used by more than 1 million people.