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14 October, 2019
 
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Foreign worker killed in bicycle accident

Man from Sri Lanka dies following bicycle accident in rural Nicosia

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A man from Sri Lanka was fatally injured in an accident when a car struck his bicycle early Wednesday morning on a rural Nicosia road.

According to police, 34-year-old Kolombage Susantha Laksirir was riding his bicycle after midnight, on Wednesday around 12:25am, when a car driven by a 20-year-old female collided with the bike.

The incident took place on the main road between Peristerona and Orounda, in rural Nicosia, when the car struck the bicycle under circumstances still pending investigation.

Laksirir was said to have passed away one hour after the accident but it was unclear whether he died at the scene or in the ambulance

Police said the man was rushed to the Emergency Room at Nicosia General Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.

According to Kathimerini Cyprus, Laksirir was said to have passed away one hour after the accident but it was unclear whether he died at the scene or in the ambulance.

The driver was detained for questioning and a court warrant was issued for her arrest. It was not immediately clear whether she was facing charges related to the circumstances of the accident. Police told Knews she was arrested in the course of a pending investigation and then released.

Sources told Knews the driver is a Nicosia district resident, Cypriot national of Romanian origins. Laksirir was reportedly staying in Cyprus on a work visa.

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