Woman Dies in Accident When Van with Migrants Swerves into River

By 25 August 2019

ZAGREB, August 25, 2019 - A van with German licence plates that was transporting illegal migrants swerved into the River Kupa in the village of Slatina Pokupka near the town of Glina on Sunday morning while it was trying to evade a police patrol, and a woman lost her life in that accident, the Croatian police reported on Sunday.

While evading the police checkpoint, the driver jumped out of the vehicle and fled towards mine-suspected area and the vehicle fell into the river. The police smashed the windows of the van and rescued 11 people.

However, one of those rescued migrants, a female migrant, who was receiving medical aid died at the scene.

An investigation is under way and the police are searching for the fleeing driver.

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