Three Chechen Girls Die Entering Poland
A Chechen mother lost three of her baby girls.
The mother and two year-old were rescued by Polish guards. (EuroNews)
Three Chechen girls, the youngest aged 6, were found dead in the Bieszczady Mountains by Polish authorities today. They were trying to enter Poland after escaping the poverty and violence in Chechnya.
The BBC reported:
Polish border guards have found the bodies of three Chechen sisters – the youngest aged six – who died in the mountains on the border with Ukraine.
The guards found their exhausted mother on Thursday clutching a fourth daughter – a two-year-old – near the border.
They had been trying to enter Poland illegally. They had spent four days in the cold and wet, the woman said.
Ria Novosti added this:
“The woman told the border guards that three other children were stranded several kilometers from where she was found. The guards searched the High Bieszczady Mountains and discovered the bodies of three girls, aged six, 11 and 13,” a border guards spokesman said.
The 36-year-old woman and her surviving child have been hospitalized, and her serious condition has prevented the police from questioning her yet.
According to the border guards, the dead girls were dressed in summer clothing, and one was found barefoot.