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Three vehicles collided with a flock of wild boars in northern Greece about 60 km north of Thessaloniki, two people died and four more were hospitalized.
According to Ekathimerini, a patrol a car with three police officers crashed into a flock of wild boars, a few seconds later a second car crashed into a flock and overturned.
Then a third car crashed into a patrol car, killing the 53-year-old driver of this car and a 48-year-old passenger .
A 50-year-old woman from North Macedonia, who was in the second car, was injured and taken to hospital along with three police officers. Authorities said their injuries were not life-threatening. The woman's husband, who was driving the second car, was not injured.
According to the police, five wild boars also died.
In the past few years, car accidents involving packs of wild boars have become more frequent, especially in northern and central Greece. The wild boar population increased significantly during the Covid-19 pandemic, which affected the hunting season, and groups roaming along busy roads and through villages became a frequent sight.
Prepared by: Nina Petrovich