Three Migrants Killed in Northern Greece Car Crash

Three migrants were killed and three were injured on Thursday when a car carrying them veered off the road and overturned in northern Greece, police said.

The accident occurred on the Egnatia Highway, near Kavala, at approximately 6.30 AM local time (0430 GMT).

Police say that the driver ignored warnings to slow down as the highway lane was blocked by an overturned lorry in an earlier accident.

He tried to speed past the overturned lorry and lost control of the vehicle, which was engulfed in flames after the accident.

Three migrants were rescued unharmed from the vehicle. Their nationality could not be immediately confirmed.

Thousands of migrants, mainly Syrian and Iraqi families, have arrived in recent months via the Evros river crossing in the north of the country. The flow of migrants to the Greek islands from the Mediterranean has been greatly reduced by the 2016 E.U.- Turkey agreement.