A CAR carrying migrants has collided with a truck in northern Greece – killing 11 people.

Ten of the victims were believed to be migrants who crossed into the Greece from Turkey. The 11th person was the driver and a suspected migrant smuggler, police said.

The car, which had been heading to the main northern city of Thessaloniki, collided with a truck heading in the opposite direction and burst into flames.

The crash occurred just after 5am local time near the town of Kavala.

Police reported that the car in which the migrants were packed had another vehicle’s number plates and is suspected of having been used for migrant trafficking.

The car had not stopped at a police checkpoint during its journey.

However, it was not immediately clear how close the point at which the vehicle passed police was to the site of the crash.