A van carrying illegal migrants from Turkey to Greece fell into the river Evros after being chased by border guards. According to local media, the van tried to cross the river in order to escape from the border guards and it was swept away by the rushing waters.
Fire brigades rushed to the area in order to pull out the passengers and rescue them from the worse as they are at risk of drowning.
Nineteen people were in the vehicle among them also several children.
According to latest information by evros24.gr, the rescue operation was successfully concluded with all passengers safe.