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One dead, nine injured in traffic accident with migrants in North Greece

One woman died and nine people were injured in one more traffic accident with migrants in northern Greece.

The traffic accident occurred at a side road of Egnatia Highway near Thessaloniki at 8 o’ clock Tuesday morning.

According to local media, the driver did not stop at a police signal and increased speed instead. The car soon got out of the road and turned over in a field.

The car was transporting migrants to Thessaloniki.

Traffic accidents of this kind have recently increased as more and more migrants and refugees prefer to illegally enter Greece via the Evros River, the natural border with Turkey.

Just four days ago, a 4-year-old boy died and 27 people were injured when the van that was transporting them collided with a truck also near Thessaloniki. Among the injured were five children with the youngest to be a 5-month-old baby.

In most of the cases, the traffic accidents occur and people lose their lives when the traffickers try to escape police.

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