11 die in Greece crash
THESSALONIKI, Greece — A speeding car carrying migrants collided with a truck in northern Greece Saturday, killing 11 people, police said.
Ten of the victims were believed to be migrants who crossed into Greece from Turkey.
The 11th person was the car’s driver and a suspected migrant smuggler, police said.
They said the car in which the migrants were packed had another vehicle’s licence plates and is suspected of having been used for migrant trafficking.
Police said the crash occurred just after 5 a.m. near the town of Kavala.
The car, which had been heading to the main northern city of Thessaloniki, collided with a truck heading in the opposite direction and burst into flames.
A burned-out truck sits on the roadside near Kavala, Greece, yesterday.