Cyprus Mail

Man killed in accident in north identified

A man who was killed on the Nicosia to Tymbou road on Sunday was identified as Andreas Alexandrou, 68, Turkish Cypriot authorities announced on Thursday.

Alexandrou died instantly after he was hit by a taxi while he was trying to cross the road. The incident happened around 5.30pm.

Turkish Cypriot authorities had been trying to identify the body since Sunday. The body was identified his family.

Taxi driver Fırat Demir, 21, was arrested and was charged with causing death due to reckless driving.

It was the second pedestrian fatality in two days in northern Cyprus.

Munashe Simunyu, 21, from Zimbabwe lost his life on Saturday after being hit by a van while he was walking on the shoulder of the Famagusta to Nicosia road.

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