Thirteen would-be illegal migrants' quest for a better life ended in tragedy as they were found dead after suffocating in a stifling trailer packed with 130 migrants on the outskirts of İstanbul early on Wednesday.
The trailer was carrying illegal migrants, mostly from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Myanmar, through İstanbul to Greece. The bodies were dumped in a field in the village of Kayabaşı in İstanbul's Küçükçekmece district.
İstanbul Governor Muammer Güler said, according to records, the trailer set out from Iran and entered Turkey through the eastern province of Van.
"After staying there for a while, they set out for İstanbul in a trailer. Since the trailer was packed with people, they began to suffer from lack of oxygen. When it became unbearable, they tried to alert the driver by banging on the trailer's walls. The driver stopped the vehicle in Kayabaşı neigh
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