Heat Exhaustion in a Car’s Airless Trunk Kills an Afghan Migrant on the Way to Iran

According to local sources in the province of Ghazni in southeast Afghanistan, a resident of Ghazni’s Jaghatu district died in agony from heat exhaustion and a lack of oxygen in the car’s trunk while allegedly being trafficked to Iran.

Zabihullah Yaqoubi, according to sources, risked his life to travel to Iran in quest of employment and sought to smuggle himself into one of the country’s cities, escaping poverty and unemployment in Afghanistan.

Sources stated that he was originally from and lived in Ghazni province’s Dara Turkman area in the Jaghatu district.

After the Taliban took over, the labor market in the country encountered several challenges, and a sizable population fled to neighboring countries in search of work, where they experience additional difficulties including the risk of being forcibly deported.

With the increasing pressure of the Iranian security forces, according to the reports, over 1,200 Afghans have returned or were forcibly deported to Afghanistan.

Turkey, which is considered a safe third country for Afghan nationals, also deported numerous undocumented Afghans in different regions of Turkey back to Afghanistan, in chartered flights.

The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), in a report, estimated that at least 900,000 Afghans have lost their jobs since the Taliban seized power in the middle of August, with the figure likely to increase.

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Source: The Khaama Press News Agency

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