One migrant dead, four injured in car crash

Podlehnik/Koper – One migrant died and four were injured when a car transporting nine illegal migrants from Pakistan crashed while fleeing from the police south of Ptuj, eastern Slovenia, on Friday.

Police tried to pull over the vehicle near the border with Croatia, but the driver kept going until he missed a turn and slid down an embankment, Maribor police said.

The driver and a passenger fled the scene but one of them has already been arrested. A criminal investigation is ongoing.

In a similar incident yesterday, a smuggler who was likewise transporting nine illegal Pakistani migrants was pulled over.

He stopped the vehicle and as he tried to flee, he did not engage the hand brake. The car subsequently crashed into the police vehicle.