Greek police discovered 41 migrants, principally Afghans, hiding in a refrigerated van at a motorway in northern Greece on Monday, officials announced. Migrants are detected inside a refrigerated truck found by police, after a check at a motorway near Xanthi, Greece, November 4, 2019.
The revelation came 10 days after 39 bodies, all assumed to be Vietnamese migrants, were discovered in the back of a refrigerated truck near London. Two people have been charged in Britain and eight in Vietnam over the deaths.
The refrigeration system in the truck where the migrants were found in northern Greece had not been turned on, and none of the migrants was injured, though some asked for medical assistance, a Greek police official said. Police had stopped the truck near the city of Xanthi for a routine check, arresting the driver and taking him and the migrants to a nearby police station for identification.
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