Friday 24 November 2017

Migrants injured in road smash

Macedonian police say 14 migrants were injured when the van they travelled in went off the road after the driver tried to escape a police checkpoint. The unhurt driver was arrested.

The injured migrants have been taken to hospital in the central Macedonian town of Veles. Two with more serious injuries - hip and leg fractures - were transferred to a hospital in the capital Skopje.

Macedonia has become one of the main transit routes for thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa.

entering from neighbouring Greece

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