Belgrade, Serbia — A clash between two groups of migrants near the Serbian-Hungarian border left one dead and seven injured on Saturday, Serbian state television reported.
The migrants were stranded in northern Serbia as they tried to cross into the European Union when the violence erupted. The injured were taken to a local hospital, including a 16-year-old girl who was seriously injured, Serbian media reported, citing doctors.
They said the clash, which included firearms, happened in a forest near the border with Hungary. The police blocked off the area during the investigation.
The clash also involved smugglers of migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan taking money to get them across the border, according to media reports, which could not be independently verified.
Thousands of migrants fleeing wars and poverty in Africa, Asia and the Middle East are stranded in the Balkans, one of the main European routes for those trying to reach Western Europe.
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