Seven dead, five injured injured in Egnatia Odos car crash

A damaged car sits in toll stations still under construction in the village of Ardanio, near Alexandroupolis town, northeastern Greece, on Aug. 5, 2020. Police say the car believed to have been transporting migrants who recently illegally entered the country and crashed into roadworks on a highway overnight, killing seven people and injuring five. [ via AP]

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Seven people were killed and five were injured early Wednesday morning when a vehicle crashed into the concrete base of a toll booth under construction on the Egnatia Odos highway, in northeastern Greece, police said.

The accident occurred on a road section near the town of Alexandroupolis.

Police was informed about the incident from a passerby.

It was not clear why the car swerved towards the toll booth and how many of the victims and the injured where inside the car.

State-run news agency ANA-MPA, citing police sources, reported that the vehicle was transferring irregular migrants.

The dead and injured were transferred to Alexandroupolis’ hospital.