Belarus migrants: Body of young Syrian man found at Polish border as Britain sends troops to help with crisis | World News

The body of a young Syrian man has been found on the Poland-Belarus border, bringing the death toll from the migrant crisis there to at least nine.

Polish police said on Saturday that the body had been found in woodland near the village of Wolka Terechowska.

The exact cause of death could not be determined, they added, but most of the migrant deaths at the border have been the result of hypothermia in sub-zero temperatures.

British troops have now been sent to the region to “address the ongoing situation at the Belarus border”, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed.

It said in a statement that a “small team of armed forces” have been deployed as “the UK and Poland have a long history of friendship and are NATO allies”.

It is understood the group consists of around 10 engineers.

Thousands of migrants fleeing conflict in Iraq, Syria and other parts of the Middle East have been trying to get into Europe via Belarus since the summer.

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