Migrant smuggling car crashes in Greece; two dead

Published: June 27, 2018 14:54:44 | Updated: June 29, 2018 16:33:22


At least two migrants were killed and eight others injured as a vehicle carrying them has crashed in rainfall on a highway in northern Greece, authorities said.

Police said the ten, including two children, were believed to have crossed the Greek-Turkish border recently, and were being driven to the northern city of Thessaloniki.

The car's driver escaped and was being sought, reports AP.

The two diseased were both men. The remaining eight were transferred to a local hospital, where their condition was not listed as serious. The injured were Syrian, fire-fighters said.

Thousands of migrants continue to arrive in Greece, hoping to eventually make it into more prosperous European Union countries.

Many cross from the Greek-Turkish land border, as well as to eastern Aegean islands from the nearby Turkish coast.

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