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  • This year has seen a huge surge in migrants from Africa and the Middle East seeking refuge in other countries, especially in Europe.

    This year has seen a huge surge in migrants from Africa and the Middle East seeking refuge in other countries, especially in Europe. | Photo: Reuters

The Panamanian government claimed that Ghanaians had been traveling with some 35 other asylum seekers, fleeing African and Asian countries

Five Ghanaian nationals have been found dead on the Panamanian-Colombian border.

The group, presumed to be undocumented migrants, were discovered over the weekend by a farmer when their corpses came to shore on the Turquesa river near Bajo Chiquito.

According to the local Colombia Reports the Panamanian government claimed that Ghanaians had been traveling with some 35 other asylum seekers, fleeing African and Asian countries.

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The refugees, comprised of 13 Ghanaians, eight Somalis and 14 Nepalis, are thought to have entered the continent via Brazil on an airplane.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the death which remains unknown.

This year has seen a huge surge in migrants from Africa and the Middle East seeking refuge in other countries, especially in Europe. The migrants face great peril to arrive at their target lands with thousands drowning in the Mediterranean this year alone.

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