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Migrant walking along railway tracks in Macedonia killed by freight train

  • Police officer passes a bottle of water to migrants on the train towards Serbia, at the railway station in the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Over 1,000 migrants from Middle East, Asia and Africa, enter Macedonia daily from Greece, heading north through the Balkans on their way to the more prosperous European Union countries. The migrants' urgency to reach Europe has become more pronounced as they race to reach Hungary before the Hungarian government finishes building a razor-wire fence. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    Police officer passes a bottle of water to migrants on the train towards Serbia, at the railway station in the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Over 1,000 migrants from Middle East, Asia and Africa, enter Macedonia daily from Greece, heading north through the Balkans on their way to the more prosperous European Union countries. The migrants' urgency to reach Europe has become more pronounced as they race to reach Hungary before the Hungarian government finishes building a razor-wire fence. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Migrants line up to board a train that would take them towards Serbia, at the railway station in the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Over 1,000 migrants from Middle East, Asia and Africa, enter Macedonia daily from Greece, heading north through the Balkans on their way to the more prosperous European Union countries.  (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    Migrants line up to board a train that would take them towards Serbia, at the railway station in the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Over 1,000 migrants from Middle East, Asia and Africa, enter Macedonia daily from Greece, heading north through the Balkans on their way to the more prosperous European Union countries. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)  (The Associated Press)

  • A migrant, hiding under a train, tries to sneak on a train towards Serbia, at the railway station in the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Over 1,000 migrants from Middle East, Asia and Africa, enter Macedonia daily from Greece, heading north through the Balkans on their way to the more prosperous European Union countries. The migrants' urgency to reach Europe has become more pronounced as they race to reach Hungary before the Hungarian government finishes building a razor-wire fence. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    A migrant, hiding under a train, tries to sneak on a train towards Serbia, at the railway station in the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Over 1,000 migrants from Middle East, Asia and Africa, enter Macedonia daily from Greece, heading north through the Balkans on their way to the more prosperous European Union countries. The migrants' urgency to reach Europe has become more pronounced as they race to reach Hungary before the Hungarian government finishes building a razor-wire fence. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)  (The Associated Press)

Macedonian police say a migrant walking along railroad tracks on the northern border with Serbia has died after being hit by a freight train.

Macedonia is a major transit route for migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa heading from Greece to more prosperous European Union countries. Almost 38,000 migrants have been registered passing through Macedonia in the last month.

The migrant died Monday while being transported to a hospital in the capital, Skopje, becoming the 29th person to die on train tracks in nearly two years.

Police also said they detained three Syrians on Sunday near the southern border with Greece, when a crowd of migrants threw stones, bottles and shoes at police attempting to restore order at the Gevgelija railway station where hundreds attempt to board Serbia-bound trains.