Eight people request medical assistance at Belarusian-Polish border – society & culture


MINSK, November 16. / TASS /. At least eight people, including five migrants and three journalists, requested medical assistance from a Belarusian ambulance team at the Bruzgi border post on the border with Poland, BelTA news agency reported on Tuesday, citing sources. from Grodno ambulance station.

According to medical sources, two migrants sought treatment for diabetes and high blood pressure, while others suffered from the gas used by Polish law enforcement. However, none of them had to be taken to hospital.

According to the news agency, four refugees remain hospitalized in the Belarusian town of Grodno, one of them diagnosed with pneumonia, is said to be in serious condition. Three children were taken to hospital with hypothermia, acute respiratory infection and upset stomach.

Poland said earlier on Tuesday that two police officers were injured and two of them were taken to hospital with head injuries.

On Tuesday, migrants began throwing stones and sticks at Polish law enforcement officials who responded with tear gas. Gunshots were heard and several stun grenades exploded in front of the migrants. The police used a water cannon to drive them away from the border fence.


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