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[PHOTOS] Refugees Pile Up in Greek Island Morgue Because Doctors Can’t Handle the Sheer Scale of Paperwork 

Imogen Calderwood reports: Horrific images have emerged of bodies of refugees piling up in a Greek island morgue, because doctors are unable to handle the sheer volume of work required to bury them.

Gruesome: Bodies of refugees and migrants piled up at the main hospital of the Greek island of Samos. The island has no trained coroners and doctors are unable to cope with the scale of work at the hospital

Gruesome: Bodies of refugees and migrants piled up at the main hospital of the Greek island of Samos. The island has no trained coroners and doctors are unable to cope with the scale of work at the hospital

Severely understaffed hospitals on the Greek islands can’t keep up with the volume of bodies – including those of children – arriving at the hospitals every day.

The gruesome problem is only going to get worse as the winter weather worsens, and increasing numbers of refugees find themselves in trouble while crossing the perilous Aegean Sea.

Unable to cope: Dozens of migrants and refugee continue to cross the Aegean every day, and increasing numbers are dying while attempting the perilous crossing as the winter weather gets worse

Unable to cope: Dozens of migrants and refugee continue to cross the Aegean every day, and increasing numbers are dying while attempting the perilous crossing as the winter weather gets worse

Doctors at the main hospital on the Greek island of Samos had been issuing certificates stating that drowning was the cause of death, without carrying out post-mortems.

Waiting for burial: Up until now, doctors have been issuing certificates without post-mortems. But the practice has come to the attentions of the country's coroners' association, which has branded it illegal

Waiting for burial: Up until now, doctors have been issuing certificates without post-mortems. But the practice has come to the attentions of the country’s coroners’ association, which has branded it illegal

Growing problem: Migrants and refugees disembark from a small boat after crossing from the Turkish coast on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos today

Growing problem: Migrants and refugees disembark from a small boat after crossing from the Turkish coast on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos today

Relief: Drowning at sea is classed as a violent death by the coroners' association, and therefore a post-mortem is mandatory. Pictured, refugees and migrants arriving on Lesbos today

Relief: Drowning at sea is classed as a violent death by the coroners’ association, and therefore a post-mortem is mandatory. Pictured, refugees and migrants arriving on Lesbos today

This allowed the bodies to be reclaimed by families and for funerals to go ahead.

[Read the full story here, at Daily Mail Online]

But the practice has come to the attention of the country’s coroners’ association, the Hellenic Society of Forensic Medicine, which has condemned it as illegal and is threatening the doctors involved with legal action. Read the rest of this entry »

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OH YES HE DID: Paris Terrorist Was Migrant Who Registered as a Refugee In Greece

The Greek government has announced one of the terrorist gunmen who had a part in killing over 120 in Paris on Friday evening entered Europe while masquerading as a refugee just six weeks ago.

“The news will come as a major shock to the European establishment who have mocked and derided those who have warned that the migrant route into Europe would be exploited by those wishing to do harm to Europe.”

Reports early on Saturday that one of the gunmen was found to have been carrying a Syrian passport have been followed by an announcement by Greek minister for citizen protection Nikos Tosca that the individual was masquerading as a refugee, reports Greek Antenna news.

“Latest United Nations estimates show over 800,000 migrants have passed through the Mediterranean on their way to Europe this year, with 660,700 landing in Greece and 142,400 in Italy.”

The unnamed killer was registered on the Greek island of Leros in the southern Aegean sea on the third of October. The Island is just ten miles from the Turkish coast and has been a major point of ingress for so-called ‘refugees’ into Europe, alongside neighbour island Kos.

Having come ashore in Europe in October, the killer spent just six weeks as a refugee before killing in Paris.
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