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Greece: Refugee dies of injuries after being hit by police van - reports01:56

Greece: Refugee dies of injuries after being hit by police van - reports

Greece, Idomeni
April 21, 2016 at 09:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

A refugee reportedly died on Thursday, from injuries allegedly sustained after a police van ran him over three days ago at Idomeni refugee camp.

The refugee lost his balance when he was fixing his tent and fell into the path of the van, according to reports.

Doctors Without Borders communication manager, Vicky Markolefas said that "the patient was carried to MSF clinic in a very bad situation, he was very badly injured, he was carried by some refugees, immediately the medical team provided first aid and we called for an ambulance from the Kilkis hospital, because after the first aid the patient needed extra treatment, the ambulance responded immediately so he was transferred to Kilkis hospital and from Kilkis hospital once his situation was stabilised he was transferred to Thesaloniki hospital".

According to the UNHCR, there are currently an estimated 46,475 refugees on the Greek mainland and 7,216 on the islands. Some 10,365 are based in Idomeni, with many refugees unaccounted for in areas around the camp, like the estimated 1,237 living beside Polykastro's petrol station.

Greece: Refugee dies of injuries after being hit by police van - reports01:56
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A refugee reportedly died on Thursday, from injuries allegedly sustained after a police van ran him over three days ago at Idomeni refugee camp.

The refugee lost his balance when he was fixing his tent and fell into the path of the van, according to reports.

Doctors Without Borders communication manager, Vicky Markolefas said that "the patient was carried to MSF clinic in a very bad situation, he was very badly injured, he was carried by some refugees, immediately the medical team provided first aid and we called for an ambulance from the Kilkis hospital, because after the first aid the patient needed extra treatment, the ambulance responded immediately so he was transferred to Kilkis hospital and from Kilkis hospital once his situation was stabilised he was transferred to Thesaloniki hospital".

According to the UNHCR, there are currently an estimated 46,475 refugees on the Greek mainland and 7,216 on the islands. Some 10,365 are based in Idomeni, with many refugees unaccounted for in areas around the camp, like the estimated 1,237 living beside Polykastro's petrol station.

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