Two migrants found dead in Bulgaria’s Bourgas region as temperatures plummet

Bulgarian Border Police found two men, described as migrants who had entered the country illegally, dead of exposure and exhaustion near the village of Izvor in the Bourgas region.

A post-mortem on January 6 established that the two men had died of exposure to low temperatures.

It was not known whether the two men had been on their own or had been part of a group.

The deaths come a few days after a young woman, reportedly from Somalia, died of exposure in Bulgaria’s Ravadinovo area. The woman had been part of a group of more than 30 people, the rest of whom were found and taken into custody.

On January 6, Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry said that across the country, the snow cover in many regions of Western and Northern Bulgaria was between 10cm and 20cm.

In Vratsa it was 34cm, in Montana 35cm, in Kyustendil 28cm, Dragoman 27cm, in Sofia and in Veliko Turnovo 25cm and in Blagoevgrad 22cm.

Across Bulgaria, temperatures were mostly below zero, between minus 10 and minus five degrees Celsius, while in southern Bulgaria, temperatures ranged down to minus three degrees.




The Sofia Globe staff

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