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Authorities find migrants in refrigerated truck on Egnatia Highway

Greek authorities on Monday found 41 undocumented migrants crammed into a refrigerator truck on the Egnatia Highway in northern Greece.

The truck driver, a Georgian man, was detained after police stopped the vehicle at a junction between Xanthi and Komotini and found the migrants in an inspection. 

Iraqi girl, 2, killed in road accident outside Chios camp

An Iraqi girl aged two was killed on Monday after being struck by a car outside the Vial migrant camp on the eastern Aegean island of Chios. 

The accident, which involved a car belonging to a non-government organization operating at the camp, occurred shortly after noon. 

An investigation was under way to determine the exact circumstances of the incident. 

Residents of Chios block access to migrant camp in symbolic protest

Residents of Chios early on Monday blocked the road leading to the island's Vial reception facility in a protest against the camp's growing migrant population. 

The residents have said that they will scale up their protests if central government authorities do not extend an operation to decongest the camps on Lesvos and Samos to their island too. 

Nearly 800 migrants reach islands of eastern Aegean in 48 hours

Nearly 800 migrants reached the islands of the eastern Aegean in the space of 48 hours, according to official figures made public on Wednesday.

A total of 795 migrants arrived on Lesvos, Chios and Samo on Tuesday and Wednesday, as human traffickers continue to exploit the good weather to intensify their activity. 

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