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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-08-17

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Alleged culprit in Aegina speedboat tragedy receives extension to testify on Friday

  • [01] Alleged culprit in Aegina speedboat tragedy receives extension to testify on Friday

    The 76-year-old man accused of causing the naval tragedy in Aegina on Tuesday requested and received a 48-hour extension to testify on Friday.

    Four people were killed and 16 injured on Tuesday afternoon when a speedboat crashed on a vessel carrying 25 tourists onboard off the coast of Aegina.

    According to the first indications, the speedboat slammed on the other vessel at a high speed, cut it in half and overturned it. Those killed have been identified as a five-year-old girl and three adults aged 44, 58 and 40-50 for whom no further details have been released. Their bodies were transferred to Aegina's health center.

    Among the most seriously wounded is a 29-year-old woman, foreign national, who has suffered a partial amputation of her left leg and a 16-year old male with injuries on his chest and airway.

    Five of the wounded tourists were transferred to hospitals in Athens for further treatment: a 29-year-old woman, a 16-year-old male, a policeman and two more unidentified individuals. From the 11 people sent to the island's health center, five were released while another six will remain there for precautionary reasons.

    The coast guard is conducting the investigation on the incident.


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