Woman's Death Stirs Tension among Syrian Refugees in Sofia

Society » HEALTH | September 20, 2013, Friday // 08:53| Views: | Comments: 4
Bulgaria: Woman's Death Stirs Tension among Syrian Refugees in Sofia Bulgarian refugee centers are full and the government has been looking for additional locations to accommodate a rise in people illegally crossing the border with Turkey. Photo by BGNES

The death of a 58-year-old Syrian woman has triggered slight tension in a refugee asylum in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

As the woman felt sick late on Thursday, her relatives called for an ambulance.

There were no ambulances available, and her son drove her to the Pirogov hospital in Sofia.

The woman was pronounced dead upon arrival, the Bulgarian National Radio informs.

The incident triggered a slight tension in the asylum, according to local media.

Refugees called on police to investigate the case.

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Seedy - 20 Sep 2013 // 17:48:22

One - that's not true.

Two - this lady wasn't a Bulgarian and no-one asked her, or her son, to "join the misery". It's a sad occurrence but there is a certain irony in (allegedly) fleeing for your life from your homeland only to croak in someone else's.....

mrgayone - 20 Sep 2013 // 17:11:50

you know there is no emrgency vehicle for Bulgarians in Sofia, if a bulgarian gets sick they die if not driven to hospital, welcome to Bulgaria! joim the misery

Justme - 20 Sep 2013 // 12:41:21

I agree, I was thinking the same thing

Seedy - 20 Sep 2013 // 09:35:57

".....her son drove her to the Pirogov hospital...." and just where do these illegals get vehicles (not to mention insurance and driving licences) and how are they free to drive wherever they want?

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