Train kills 14 migrants in Macedonia

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Veles –  Macedonia prosecutor said 14 migrants walking along railway track in central Macedonia, on Thursday as they struggled to reach Western Europe were killed by the train.

He said the accident happened at around 10.30 p.m. near the central city of Veles, as all the rescue efforts were hampered by difficult terrain, with the site of the accident accessible only by foot or railway.

The prosecutor said from interviewing survivors it appeared most of the group were from Somalia and Afghanistan.

He said most migrants fleeing , poverty and repression in the and Africa are increasingly turning to the Balkans as a land route to Western Europe.

They said though the rout was longer but deemed safer than trying by boat across the Mediterranean.(Reuters/NAN)[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]