One Romanian family's fatal attempt to reach the US

Florin Iordache and his wife, Cristina (Monalisa) Zenaida, both 28, landed in Toronto some five years ago, part of a wave of Romanians who arrived to claim asylum in 2018 in Canada after it waived visa requirements for visitors from that country.The couple were from the Roma community, an ethnic group that has been persecuted and discriminated against in Romania and parts of Europe.Mr Iordache - like many in the Roma community - lacked access to a good education, forcing him to take odd jobs in construction to make ends meet, his lawyer Peter Ivyani told the BBC.