Tragedy on the Egnatia road: seven dead and eight injured in a car accident

The car with illegal migrants crashed into the fence and turned into an amorphous mass – 7 people died on the spot, 8 were taken to the hospital.

According to, the accident occurred today at dawn, on the Komotini-Xanthi section (at the height of the Iasmos intersection) of the Egnatia road. The driver was a citizen of Moldova for 35 years. Driving at high speed along Egnatia Odos, the car tried to pull out onto a country road and crashed into a toll station, overturning. However, there is other information – the car was pursued by the traffic police, who tried to stop it because of speeding.

Rescuers who arrived at the scene with difficulty removed 8 wounded from the wreckage of a car, 6 of them were in serious condition. Another seven of them no longer needed help. According to initial information, the driver, who was also taken to the hospital with injuries, ferried 14 illegal immigrants inland. The EL.AS post says:

Today (19-11-2021) in the early morning on the Egnatia Komotini-Xanthi road (the height of the Iasmos intersection), a car was found that deviated from the course and crashed into the protective gratings and the structure on the side of the road. The accident fatally injured seven (7) vehicle passengers and injured eight (8) other vehicle passengers.

At the moment, the investigation shows that the driver of the car (who is being treated) transported fourteen illegal immigrants inland. The victims were taken to the Komotini and Xanthi hospitals. The preliminary investigation is being conducted by the Sapos Border Division of the Rodopi Police Department.

The identities of the victims were not disclosed, with the exception of the Moldovan driver, the remaining seven wounded were from Palestine, Nepal and Afghanistan.

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