KRG to repatriate bodies of Syrian Kurds died in Croatia’s truck accident

A freight truck with Serbian license plates overturned on a highway in Okucani, Croatia, on March 22, 2021. (Ivica Galovic)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Tuesday bodies of four Syrian Kurds died in a truck accident in Croatia would be repatriated to the Kurdistan Region under the prime minister’s “auspices”.

“Today, we mourn the tragic loss of four individuals from Northern Syria, who lost their lives in an unfortunate traffic accident in Croatia involving a number of refugees,” the KRG said in a statement.

The KRG extended condolences to families of the victims and wished the wounded a speedy recovery, according to the statement.

“Under the auspices of Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, the bodies of the refugees will be repatriated to the Kurdistan Region for transport back to Northern Syria to allow the victims to be buried in their homeland,” it said.

Croatian police said on Monday that four migrants died and 10 others were severely injured in a traffic accident of a truck on a highway in eastern Croatia, according to state news agency Hina.

The driver of the truck, a Serbian citizen, lost control and the vehicle turned over with 24 migrants hidden inside among rolls of paper, Hina reported.

The head of the hospital in Nova Gradiska, where the injured were taken in the early morning hours on Monday, said that they identified themselves as Syrian citizens, it said.

Croatia is on the Balkan migrant route where many illegal migrants coming from the Middle East or Africa, often victims of human trafficking, try to reach more affluent European Union countries.

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