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'Migrant-smuggling' car crash kills 11 in Greece: police

AFP  |  Thessaloniki(Greece) 

Eleven people died in northern early Saturday after a car thought to be carrying migrants crashed head-on with a truck and burst into flames, police said.

Firefighters recovered 11 bodies from the car, which had been travelling towards Thessaloniki. The of the truck, which had been heading towards the town of Kavala, escaped the fire unscathed.

said the car involved in the crash had been used for migrant smuggling in the past. It had failed to stop earlier Saturday when police officers tried to pull it over for a check.

Last June, a migrant smuggling van carrying 16 people, mainly from and Iran, crashed near Kavala, killing six people including three children.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 15:40 IST