Two Afghan stowaways saved in Bulgarian truck

Teenagers risked asphyxiation on journey from Patras

(ANSA) - Venice, October 6 - Two 16-year-old Afghan illegal immigrants narrowly escaped suffocating to death Monday when a passer-by heard their pleas for release from a Bulgarian lorry parked at a Venetian service station.
    A lady filling her car with petrol gave the alarm after she heard the two banging on the side of the truck as their oxygen ran out while the Bulgarian drivers were enjoying a meal in the café.
    Police and ambulance services rushed the two to hospital at Mestre while authorities interrogated the drivers, who said they were unaware of the stowaways who may have climbed aboard the container at the Greek port of Patras.


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