Cyprus Mail

Girls killed in car crash laid to rest (Update 1)

The funeral service for the two 11-year-old girls killed last Sunday in a car crash was held at noon on Thursday in the church of Agioi Anagyroi in Kato Paphos.

The two girls were killed at around 4.30am when the car they were in, driven by a 40-year-old woman, overturned on the Limassol to Nicosia highway.

Varvara Kokoridou and Christina Kioulpakidou were on their way from Paphos airport to Nicosia after taking part in a folk dancing competition in Spain at which they won the first prize with their band.

The driver, the mother of one of the girls, and two other passengers, boys aged 14 and 15 did not sustain any serious injuries.

The driver lost control of the car and it travelled for 50 to 60 metres down the highway, overturning before coming to a stop within the central reservation. The two girls were killed instantly, one of them being thrown from the car.

They were not wearing seatbelts.

The death of the girls has led to the cancellation of an event in Ayia Napa scheduled for Sunday where Romiosyni, the Cyprus-Georgian dance group they belonged to was to perform.

Ayia Napa municipality said it was also cancelling other shows of the dance group that scheduled throughout the year.


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