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British soldier killed in Akrotiri road accident

UK soldier serving in Cyprus fatally struck by oncoming taxi


A British soldier was killed early morning Tuesday when he was struck by a taxi in the Akrotiri area, local media reported.

The victim, aged 30 according to some reports, was struck by an oncoming vehicle, described as a taxi, just before 2 am Tuesday morning on the main road between Asomatos and Akrotiri. Knews understands the victim was walking on foot at the time while no further details were made known. 

An ambulance was called to the scene and the soldier was taken to the Emergency Room at a private clinic, where doctors pronounced him dead.

The taxi driver, a 60-year-old Cypriot man, was taken into custody for questioning by SBA police.

The UK soldier was serving in the British Armed Forces stationed in the UK Sovereign Base Area of Akrotiri, Limassol.

"It is with deep regret that we can confirm an incident inside the sovereign bases area in which an RAF serviceman died, the family have been notified and they have requested a period of grace," a British Forces Cyprus Spokesperson said on Wednesday.

British Forces Cyprus said that sovereign bases police were investigating the incident.

The British military did not release the age, rank or circumstances of the man's death.

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