According to a report, not fewer than 13 migrants have died in a snowstorm in eastern Turkey night after crossing the border from Iran, a human rights organisation of Van province in Turkey revealed late Saturday.
The migrants had already reached the mountains in the Caldiran district, where they were apprehended in a snowstorm and frozen to death.
The Governor of the province, Mehmet Bilmez revealed he had been notified that 13 people had died after crossing the border illegally, in remarks to state news agency Anadolu.
Bilmez said the weather conditions had prevented the emergency services Afad from reaching the area.
He stated that the migrants’ nationalities were not confirmed but according to a report in the Evrensel newspaper, 10 came from Afghanistan and three from Kobane, a town on the border between Turkey and Syria.