Tragic Crash in Albania: Eight Killed, Including Suspected Migrants, Fleeing from Police

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In a devastating incident in southern Albania, eight people lost their lives, including seven suspected migrants, in a car crash early this morning while attempting to evade police pursuit, as reported by AFP.

The fatal accident unfolded when the driver, identified as an Albanian citizen, lost control of the vehicle near the town of Permet, just a few kilometers from the Greek-Albanian border.

According to authorities, the tragedy occurred after a police patrol signaled the vehicle to pull over for a routine check. However, the driver opted to accelerate and flee from the scene. Subsequently, the car veered off the road, plunging into the Vjosa River.

The occupants of the vehicle had reportedly recently crossed the border between Greece and Albania, adding a poignant layer to the tragedy.

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