Official figures reveal 130,000 asylum seekers have seemingly vanished after initially being registered in Germany.

Around 1.1 million displaced people were registered through the ‘Easy System’ last year in the European country.

But officials have admitted 13 per cent of the recorded asylum seekers did not arrive at the shelter they were assigned to.

This means the whereabouts of roughly 130,000 people is unknown, with The Local reporting the Interior Ministry as suggesting some may have “slipped into illegality”, or ended up in different countries.

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