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Over 500 deceased Afghan migrants transferred from Iran to Afghanistan in 6 months

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

Local authorities in Nimruz province, Afghanistan, have stated that in the last six months, around 500 deceased Afghan migrants have entered the country through the Silk Road Bridge border crossing from Iran.

Abdullah Riyaz, the head of the Migration Affairs Department in Nimruz province, told Tolonews that most of the migrants whose bodies have been transferred to Afghanistan through Nimruz over the past six months have tragically lost their lives in road accidents and while illegally crossing the Iran border.

According to him, Afghan migrants have lost their lives in various events, including traffic accidents, while attempting perilous journeys along smuggling routes.

He further added that these figures only encompass the bodies that have been transferred to Afghanistan through the Silk Road Bridge border crossing, which marks the boundary between Nimruz province and Zabol.

Meanwhile, Abdullah Qayumi, the official in charge of the Islam Qala border crossing in Herat, informed the French news agency that over the last weekend alone, at least 14,480 Afghan nationals had entered Afghanistan through this border crossing.

The French news agency reports, citing Qayumi, that in the past two months, the number of Afghan migrants being expelled from Iran has doubled.

Simultaneously with the accelerated deportation of Afghan migrants from Pakistan, many Afghan migrants are also returning to their home country from Iran due to difficulties and deportations there.

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