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9/2/03

Police find bodies of 6 Iranian pilgrims

Police found bodies of six Iranian pilgrims in the border region of Mehran in Iran's western province of Ilam, the local Police announced Tuesday, IRNA reported.

The bodies of pilgrims were transferred to the provincial coroner`s office. The office announced they died of heatstroke and thirst.

The police added that these pilgrims intended to enter the neighboring country of Iraq illegally.

According to Iranian local officials, the bodies of 205 illegal pilgrims who died of heatstroke and thirst or got killed as a result of mine explosion have been discovered so far.

The city of Mehran, one of the main regions of illegal trafficking to Iraq, has 220-kilometer of joint border with Iraq.

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