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3 migrants and suspected smuggler injured



SKOPJE, North Macedonia — Three migrants and a suspected smuggler were seriously injured in North Macedonia when a car police were chasing overturned early Sunday, authorities said.

Police said the car was carrying 11 migrants, five from Pakistan, three from India and three from Afghanistan, when it overturned on a highway near the town of Veles. Officers chased the car after it failed to stop on a police signal, according to a police statement.

Police identified the alleged smuggler as a 27-year-old Macedonian national. He and three of the passengers were taken to hospital, but their injuries were not considered life-threatening, and the Macedonian man was later arrested, the statement said.

The other migrants, believed to have entered the country from Greece, have been moved to a shelter in the southern border town of Gevgelija pending deportation to Greece.

Migration along the so-called European Balkan route has accelerated since travel restrictions imposed amid the COVID-19 pandemic were lifted.

In the first 10 months of 2022, there were nearly 17,000 illegal attempts to enter North Macedonia, nearly double the number in the same period a year earlier, according to police.

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