2 Afghan migrants killed, 10 injured in car crash in Serbia

FILE PHOTO People drive cars during sunset on a highway near Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
FILE PHOTO People drive cars during sunset on a highway near Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) – Serbian police say two Afghan migrants have been killed and 10 have been injured in a car crash on a highway in central Serbia.

Police say the crash occurred early Thursday near the town of Nis when the car crammed with the migrants hit a protective barrier on the highway. A suspected people smuggler who drove the car fled the scene of the crash.

State TV quoted doctors from the emergency hospital in Nis as saying that the injured migrants included five children. Doctors say that most of the injuries are severe and that one of the patients had to have both legs amputated.

Thousands of migrants are stranded in Serbia looking for ways to reach EU countries which have sought to curb the influx.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s