Pakistani refugees found dead near Istanbul

July 30th, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Ankara, July 30 (DPA) The bodies of 13 refugees, most of them Pakistanis, believed to have suffocated to death were found Wednesday morning near a village not far from Turkish city of Istanbul. It appeared that they were travelling in the back of a lorry where they suffocated, the Dogan news agency reported.

Their bodies were then dumped in a field not far from the village of Kayabasi.

Police were investigating.

Turkey is a major transit point for refugees seeking to make their way into European Union countries.

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