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09 December, 2021
 
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Elderly man dies in car-moped collision

Xylofagou crash third road fatality in last two days

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An elderly man said to be riding a moped was killed in a road accident in Xylofagou on Thursday, raising the death toll in road crashes to three within the last 48 hours in the Republic of Cyprus.

According to preliminary information, 78-year-old Yiannakos Nikolaou, got involved in an accident on Thursday morning in Xylofagou, Famagusta district.

Nikolaou, who lived in a housing project in Avgorou, was said to be riding his moped when he collided with a car around 9:45am, under circumstances still pending investigation.

Nikolaou was rushed to the Emergency Room where doctors on duty pronounced him dead on arrival.

The condition of the car driver, described as a female in her mid-20’s, was not immediately known.

Thursday’s accident was the third road fatality in the last 48 hours.

On Tuesday night, 44-year-old local Yiorgos ‘Trillis’ Kyriacou was killed when his motorcycle collided with a moped along the Liopetri-Xylofagou road, also in Famagusta district.

About an hour later, 19-year-old Sofocles Mina from Larnaca’s Alethriko community was also killed when the car he was driving veered off the road and crashed into a wall.

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