Cyprus Mail

Fourth road death in as many days

A 49-year-old man from Larnaca, Savvas Christoforou, died Friday night after his car went off course near Achna and overturned.

According to police reports, the accident occurred at around 8.50pm on the Larnaca-Famagusta road, near Achna, when Christoforou’s car, under unknown circumstances, went off course on a curve, and overturned. State broadcaster CyBC reported that he was ejected from the car as he was not wearing a seat belt, and died instantly.

This was the fourth fatal accident this week.

On Thursday a 61-year-old bus driver, Sofronis Mylonas, died after he was ejected from the bus, while trying to avoid a car that had overtaken the vehicle and had slowed suddenly in front of it. Mylonas, who was not wearing a seatbelt as the bus did not have one, was hurled outside, smashing through the windshield and landing on the road where he was run over by the still-moving bus. Ten more people were injured, one of them critical.

On Wednesday two people were killed in road accidents.

A 22-year-old British woman was killed in Ayia Napa after crashing her moped, while a 39-year-old Lebanese man died after he was hit by a car while trying to cross a road in Limassol.

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