Police announced on Thursday that two men died after their semi-truck overturned on the Larnaca-Limassol highway by the Kofinou exit.

One of the two men was identified as 62-year-old Limassol resident Antonis Ktorides, whose family has been notified. The other was identified as 61-year-old German national Thomas Martin Gerhard Schmidt who was a Cypriot permanent resident working on the island.

The incident occurred at about 3:20pm on Wednesday when the 62-year-old driver of the semi-truck lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle initially struck the road railing but then hit a large road sign and overturned.

The two men were trapped in the vehicle and emergency responders freed them.
They were then taken to Nicosia general hospital where they were pronounced dead.