A 41-year-old woman, her 16-year-old daughter and three of the girl's school friends died in the early hours of Saturday in the northern Athenian suburb of Aghios Stefanos after the woman lost control of her vehicle and crashed.

Rescue workers called to the scene found that the car had veered out of control and tipped over after crashing into a parked car and then a wall.

The four teenage girls who had been attending a party and the mother of one of the girls who was driving them home all died instantly.

The cause of the crash was unclear.