STA, 28 November - Two Syrian illegal migrants died last night as a car carrying eight Syrians crashed into the motorway fence on the Ljubljana-Koper motorway near the town of Vrhnika.
The accident happened on Thursday at around 1:30am as the car started to skid while overtaking a lorry and returning onto the main lane.
Three Syrian citizens fell out of the boot, of whom two died and the third is still being treated, Primož Kadunc of the Ljubljana Police Department told the press today.
He said a fourth person had sustained only light injuries, while all the other migrants had asked for international protection in Slovenia.
There was another person aged under 18 in the car, but was not injured.
Police apprehended the 42-year-old Bosnian driver and will press charges against him for enabling the Syrians to illegally enter Slovenia and causing a car accident.
Kadunc also said it was suspected the migrants could have tuberculosis, but the police said later in the day all the persons had been checked for contagious diseases, but were cleared of the suspicion.
The Koper-bound motorway was closed for around five hours after the accident.