A PAKISTANI smuggler carrying refugees to Greece drove his car off a cliff after being chased by police, killing four.
Health authorities said that four other refugees and the Pakistani driver survived the horrifying plunge off a 90-foot cliff near the town of Kavala, east of Thessaloniki, but suffered injuries.
Police said the accident occurred when the driver ignored police orders to stop on a main road, turned onto a smaller road and lost control of the vehicle. One of two people hidden in the car’s boot died. The driver faces multiple manslaughter and human trafficking charges.
The car had been carrying the refugees west from the Turkish border.
Thousands of refugees continue to cross into Europe in search of sanctuary. This year 27,000 people have made boat crossings to Greece while 116,000 headed to Italy.