A Kurdish kolbar named Fahim Mamadi has died of cold while carrying goods in the border heights of Salmas in West Azerbaijan province in the dawn of 25 March, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

The 32-year-old Mamadi was from Qezel Kand village of Salmas and father of two children.

Kolbar is a term used in Kurdish to describe traders that carry untaxed goods across borders, on their
backs, as a last resort to gain an income due to the severe economic conditions they live in.