Greek authorities announced, Friday, that seven migrants were killed and eight others injured as their vehicle crashed near a highway toll station in northern Greece.
Police said the vehicle was carrying 15 migrants who had been traveling on a highway from the area of Greece’s northeastern border with Turkey toward the north’s main city of Thessaloniki.
The police added that the vehicle had been traveling at high speed and the driver lost control as he tried to exit the highway, hitting a toll booth and crashing into a nearby storage container.
Reports noted that four of the injured were men from Pakistan, one from Afghanistan and two from Nepal, as well as the 35-year-old Moldovan driver, who police consider was acting as a smuggler. They were immediately transported to hospitals in the northeastern Greek towns of Xanthi and Komotini.
The authorities revealed that the seven people killed in the crash included one woman but did not indicate their nationalities.