Seven folks have died after a car making an attempt to evade a police verify in southern Germany left a significant highway at excessive pace and crashed, authorities stated.
Police stated that preliminary investigations confirmed that it was “a suspected smuggler car with greater than 20 folks on board”.
The crash involving a Mercedes Vito van happened on the A94 motorway to the east of Munich, which ends up in the Austrian border.
The car started dashing up in the course of the chase, police stated.
The overcrowded van, which had kids on board, overturned a number of instances in the course of the incident.
A dozen folks sustained gentle to extreme accidents within the crash and have been taken to close by hospitals, police added.
It wasn’t instantly clear the place the folks packed into the van got here from.
The Austrian-registered van was designed to hold 9 folks, and it would not have been potential for lots of the folks on board to make use of seat belts, German information company dpa reported.
Prosecutors have opened a murder investigation, police stated.