09 August 2009

Body found at Igoumenitsa port

ATHENS, 7 August 2009 - The body of an 18-year-old unidentified migrant was found near the port of Igoumenitsa, northwestern Greece, early yesterday. The unidentified man’s body was discovered next to a road leading away from the port and police suspect that the 18-year-old had been part of a group of immigrants that sneaked onto a truck believing it was about to board a ferry for Italy. However, it appears that the truck was headed for mainland Greece and the migrants jumped off as it set off on its journey. Police said that they had discovered a truck, driven by a 32-year-old foreigner, whose tarpaulin had been slashed. The driver has been arrested.