Police suspect people smuggling in crash that killed 6 people and injured another 10

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Authorities in Greece are investigating two suspects on suspicion of people-smuggling, after six men were killed in an overcrowded vehicle carrying them through northern Greece, veered into a ditch.

The incident occurred in the Loutra region of Evros, an area on Greece's border with Turkey.

The six deceased men are thought to be migrants from Pakistan and Egypt.

Police have also reported that 10 others were injured in the crash as a result of all 16 people (who are believed to have entered illegally from Turkey) being crammed into the "jeep-like vehicle" heading towards the Greek town of Alexandroupolis.

The two suspected smugglers, identified as a Bulgarian and an Algerian national, escaped on foot but were arrested shortly later.

It is unclear what caused the jeep to veer into the ditch beside the road.