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Two migrants found dead in Croatian forest



Two migrants thought to have sneaked into EU member Croatia from neighbouring Bosnia were found dead Sunday in a forest some 90 kilometres ( 55 miles) from the border , Croatian police said .
“ Twelve people were found of whom two were dead , ” police spokeswoman Senka Staroveski told reporters , adding that they were found early Sunday in a wood near the town of Dreznica .

She did not provide further details such as the migrants ’ age , nationality or the cause of death , saying only that an investigation was under way .

Bosnian authorities estimate that some 4 , 000 migrants and refugees are currently in Bosnia , mainly in the towns of Bihac and Velika Kladusa , both near the Croatian border , hoping to enter the EU along the so- called “ Balkans Route ” .

Many have been camping out in parks or abandoned buildings , while the Red Cross and local volunteers have been providing meals and other basic services .

They are among more than 10 , 000 migrants who have entered the poor Balkan country illegally since January , according to the latest government figures .

According to a tally by the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders , more than 80 migrants have died — mainly by drowning , freezing to death or in road accidents — since the start of the year along the Balkans Route originating in Turkey .

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Anger has been mounting in Bihac over the government’ s poor management of the influx .

On Friday, the EU said it would give Bosnia six million euros ( $ 6 . 85 million ) to cope with the new arrivals . The aid comes on top of 1 . 5 million euros already granted in June .

( AFP )