KMMK March 29, 2016
A Kurdish Kolbar lost his life on March 26, 2016, while he was trying to cross the Choman river of Baneh.
Due to heavy raining of recent days in Rojhelat (Eastern Kurdistan), level of many rivers has increased. This, in itself, has made it more difficult to cross the border between Bashur (Southern Kurdistan) and Rojhelat (Eastern Kurdistan) where they are divided by flowing rivers.
Kolbar is a term referred to those destitute people in Kurdistan who carry heavy items such as TVs, heaters, cigarettes, tires, clothing, textiles, drinks, etc. on their back from Bashur to Rojhelat and vice versa for a low wage. Border police, landmines, and rivers are the main causes of their death.