October 13, 2018 / 9:36 AM / a month ago

Eleven die in head-on collision on Greek motorway - police

A crane removes the burnt vehicle where 11 people thought to be migrants died after colliding with a truck, in Kavala, Greece, October 13, 2018. Intimenews/Elias Kotsireas via REUTERS

ATHENS (Reuters) - Eleven people, thought to be migrants, died in Greece on Saturday when their vehicle collided head-on with a truck and burst into flames, police said.

The 11 individuals were travelling close to the city of Kavala in the north-east of the country when their mini-van collided with the truck in the early hours.

The truck driver managed to escape but occupants of the other vehicle were trapped and died in the blaze, police said.

Writing by Michele Kambas; Editing by Catherine Evans

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