Two migrants were killed and seven were injured in a road accident on the Komotini-Xanthi road on Saturday morning, when the driver of the vehicle attempted to shake police in pursuit. Police had given chase after the driver had earlier failed to comply with a signal to pull over but instead picked up speed.

For reasons not yet known, the driver lost control of the vehicle near Potamia and the car flipped over. Two people were pulled out dead from the wreckage and the remaining seven were injured and taken to Xanthi hospital. Police have yet to identify the migrant trafficker among the nine.