Pickup truck carrying migrants crashes in North Macedonia

  • Written by  A.P.,source:Startribune
Pickup truck carrying migrants crashes in North Macedonia

SKOPJE, North Macedonia — A pickup truck carrying 32 migrants has crashed in North Macedonia, near the southern borders with Bulgaria and Greece, leaving eight people injured, police said Wednesday.

Police said the pickup truck had been travelling at high speed when it crashed into a car and then into parked vehicles in the town of Strumica on Tuesday.

Authorities said the vehicle was carrying 15 Afghans, nine Pakistanis, six Bangladeshis, one Syrian and one Iraqi.

Eight people were transferred to the local hospital, two of them with serious injuries. The rest were taken to a migrant center in the town of Gevgelija pending deportation to Greece, from where authorities believe the 32 had arrived clandestinely.

The driver, a 27-year-old Macedonian national, was arrested on suspicion of migrant trafficking.



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