A father crushed his three-year-old son to death by mistake while ploughing a field with his tractor in the village of Piperia in central Macedonia.

Police said the accident happened in the region of Pella on Sunday. The 34-year-old man had been ploughing the field with his son and had placed the boy next to him.

At some point, the father became distracted and the child fell from the vehicle and was crushed.