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4 migrants hit by train in Northern Greece

 International Desk :: international-desk

 Published: 09:30 PM, 28 November 2018   Updated: 09:30 PM, 28 November 2018



A coroner has increased to four the number of fatalities after a night train in Northern Greece ran over a group of migrants who may have been sleeping on the lines.

Nikos Kisnidis told The Associated Press Wednesday that the victims were two men and two women aged 30-35.

He said, “They were lying down when the train hit and dismembered them, dragging their bodies for about 200 meters (yards).”

The accident occurred late Monday but was only reported the next morning when a train driver saw the mangled human remains and called the police. Initially, officials said three people had been killed, and their sex and age were unclear due to the condition of the remains.

They were hit near the village of Fylakas, between the northeastern towns of Alexandroupolis and Komotini.