Iraqi child, aged 2, killed by NGO vehicle in Chios

·

A two-year-old girl, the child of Iraqi asylum-seekers, was run over and killed by a vehicle in an area known as Agia Ermioni on the island of Chios, shortly before noon on Monday.

According to sources, the vehicle was the property of a non-governmental organisation operating within the Reception and Identification Centre (RIC).

The driver was transporting the family and other families of asylum seekers to the RIC area.

The driver had started reversing without realising that the child was behind the vehicle.

The child was rushed to Chios Hospital, where doctors declared her dead on arrival.

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

Historic link between Battle of Crete and ANZACs a focus of Sydney commemorations

The historic link between the Battle of Crete and the ANZAC forces were a key focus of commemorations in Sydney.

Multicultural media’s vital role in public interest journalism a key message at Sydney event

Multicultural media's vital role in public interest journalism was a key message at a Sydney event by IMMA.

‘Into the Moonlit Village’ echoes of Battle of Crete and Minoan myth

The story behind ‘Into the Moonlit Village’ is as captivating as the work itself. We found out more to mark the Battle of Crete.

Generations of Pontians remember their roots at genocide commemoration in Melbourne

Melbourne's Pontian community commemorated the Greek Genocide on Sunday, May 19, as part of a series of events. Read more here.

Australian Hellenic Medical Charity raises $30,000 for Nicosia hospital

The Australian Hellenic Medical Charity raised $30,000 for the Paediatric Clinic at Makarios III Hospital in Nicosia, Cyprus.

You May Also Like

‘It was outstanding’: Yannis Kotsiras amazes the audience at Sydney’s State Theatre

Sydney's State Theatre erupted in applause on Saturday as popular Greek singer, Yannis Kotsiras, took to the stage to perform his iconic hits.

George Diakomichalis to celebrate Greek Independence Day with Cooking Masterclass

Greek patisserie Kalymnos Pastries and George Diakomichalis, will honour Greek Independence Day this month with a Cooking Masterclass.

Mikis Theodorakis, Olympia Dukakis and Betty White honoured at the Oscars 2022

Mikis Theodorakis, Olympia Dukakis and Betty White all featured in a special 'In Memoriam' video at The Oscars this year.