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Man dies near Aliens Bureau

A migrant was found dead in a ditch in Votanikos early on Saturday just a few hundred meters from the Aliens Bureau of Attica, near the center of Athens, where several thousand people gather every weekend to submit their asylum applications. The man, a Bangladeshi thought to be approximately 30 years old, was discovered by a passer-by on Saturday morning. Police said that they were informed at 6.40 a.m. The man was found some 700 meters from the Aliens Bureau and the migrant was officially pronounced dead after his body was taken to the hospital. A cause of death was not announced. Police stressed that there had been no officers in the area at the time of the man’s death. The body was found very close to the spot where a 29-year-old Pakistani man died in October. At the time, police claimed that he had slipped and fallen into the ditch while relieving himself, but human rights groups claimed that officers from the Aliens Bureau had been chasing the migrant at the time.