One dead in migrant center riot in Turkey: report

Hurriyet English with wires
12 Haziran 2008 - 10:51Son Güncelleme : 12 Haziran 2008 - 11:03

A riot at a center for illegal immigrants in a northwestern province of Turkey left one person dead and four others, including two police, injured, the Anatolian Agency reported on Thursday.

Migrants at the center in Kirklareli province began rioting to protest the detention conditions, setting their beds on fire and stealing the guns of two police officers trying to quell the unrest, the report said. 

Police and paramilitary troop reinforcements were called in when the migrants began firing the weapons.

One migrant, whose nationality or gender was not specified, died in the scuffles. Local officials were not immediately available for comment on the cause of death.

The riot has been brought under control.

The local prosecutor launched an investigation.

 

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