|Police hunting for immigrants' bodies|
|22 October 2009 | 10:16 -> 15:48 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug|
| Priština -- Serbian and Hungarian police are working to establish the identities and the exact number of illegal immigrants killed in an accident on the Tisa river.|
Police in Kikinda say that several people drowned in Hungarian territory in attempting to cross the border illegally. It has been confirmed that, on October 18, fishermen near Martonos found the body of a woman in her early thirties, assumed to be one of the victims.
According to information that Priština received from Hungary’s Foreign Ministry, 15 Kosovo Albanians are listed as missing.
A Kosovo government spokesman said that the Hungarian ministry had informed Priština that everything was being done to recover the bodies.
The group are believed to have drowned between October 14 and 16 while illegally crossing the Serbian-Hungarian border. The disappearance of at least 15 people was confirmed by a Kosovo Albanian, Argon Rama, who was arrested in Hungary last week. He claimed to have survived after the boat transporting them sank.
Rama said that he had been on a boat with 18 or 19 people. When the boat started to sink he managed to save his two children but not his wife. Rama’s statement was reported by Kosovo government spokeswoman Albana Beqiri.
She added that contact had been made with Kosovo citizens ’’who are believed to have family members among those who died in the tragedy, while Kosovo’s ambassador to Vienna went to Hungary on Thursday.“ The tragedy happened somewhere between Szeged and Subotica.
According to media in Priština, news agencies from Hungary have been unable to confirm the news about the tragedy.
EULEX and Kosovo police have also still to confirm the information. The police say they only know that an Albanian has been arrested in Hungary. In Albanian
Donnerstag, 22. Oktober 2009
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