Bangladeshi migrant found dead in border area

Koper – A 31-year-old national of Bangladesh has been found dead in the Dragonja valley in the border area between Slovenia and Croatia with initial information indicating hypothermia as the cause of death, the Koper Police Department has reported.

The police release said there had been no indications of foul play involved, but a post mortem had been ordered and the Embassy of Bangladesh has been notified.

The Koper-based newspaper Primorske Novice reports online that the migrant’s body had been found lying in the grass on the Slovenian side of the border by a local on Saturday morning. Next to the body, lying by the road linking the Dragonja and Sečovlje border crossings, was the dead man’s ID.

The report said the man likely died when crossing the border a day or two before his body was found.