Two presumed migrants found dead near Bulgaria-Turkey border
SOFIA - Agence France-Presse
AFP photoA Bulgarian border police patrol on March 23 found the dead bodies of two men -- presumed to be migrants -- in a region close to the country's border with Turkey, authorities said.
Border police spokeswoman Lora Lyubenova told AFP that the men, found in the Malko Tarnovo region, had no documents and so could not be identified.
"Their probable age could not be determined as the bodies were found in a state of decomposition. There were no immediate signs of violence," she added.
She said it was not possible to determine whether they were migrants, saying only that there was "increased migration pressure along the Bulgarian-Turkish border".
Two female migrants froze to death in the same region in February and the bodies of two other men were found in a mountainous area at Bulgaria's western border with Serbia in January.
EU member Bulgaria has so far remained on the sidelines of the major migrant flow from Turkey and Greece through the Balkans to northern Europe.
But it has accelerated the construction of a fence along its Turkish border after western Balkan countries closed their borders earlier this year.