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    Migrants wade across a river near the Greek-Macedonian border, west of the the village of Idomeni, Greece, March 14, 2016

    Refugees Try to Cross the River on Greek-Macedonian Border

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    Refugees are crossing the Suva Reka river on the border between Greece and Macedonia, where three people drowned, while 22 were hospitalized.

    Live from the town of Chamilo near the Greek-Macedonian border as migrants and refugees try to cross the Suva Reka river into Macedonia on Monday, March 14.

    Earlier it was reported that three refugees drowned and 22 others were hospitalized when they attempted to cross the Suva Reka river to reach Macedonia.

    Undocumented migrants have been growing in numbers in Greece since February after European countries started adopting restrictive measures, such as daily limits on the number of people entering their territory, to curb the refugee influx.

    Some 880,000 migrants used the Balkan route in 2015 to enter the European Union and 128,000 migrants entered the bloc through the Balkans in the first two months of 2016, according to European Council President Donald Tusk.

     

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