ATHENS (Reuters) - At least five people were killed and two seriously injured on Friday when a small van carrying Iraqi and Syrian migrants smashed into a wall and overturned on a northern Greek motorway, police said.
Police said three children and a person identified as a “trafficker” who was driving were among the dead in the early morning crash as the vehicle headed to the city of Thessaloniki.
“Police were alerted by passers-by,” a police spokesman said.
The minivan had Polish registration numbers, he added. The nationality of the driver was not immediately clear.
Greece has been a gateway for hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Iraq and Syria for Europe.
Reporting By Lefteris Papadimas; Writing by Michele Kambas; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg