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Holiday weekend marred by road fatalities

Two deadly car crashes mar holiday weekend in Cyprus, both road victims were female passengers


Two road fatalities were reported over the long holiday weekend in Cyprus, following car collisions in different districts where both victims were passengers.

According local media, a Romanian woman was killed in Paphos district after midnight on Monday early morning just two days after a Greek Cypriot elderly woman lost her life in a car crash in Famagusta district.

Police said 53-year-old Adriana Mocanu from Romania was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 31-year-old male in Kato Paphos when they collided with a car driven by another 53-year-old woman.

The incident took place around 1:35am at the intersection between Grigori Afxentiou and Neophytou Nicolaides avenues.

Mocanu was rushed to the Emergency Room at Paphos General Hospital where doctors on duty pronounced her dead on arrival.

The female driver, who was injured in the accident, also received medical treatment at the hospital along with a 29-year-old woman was a passenger in the man’s vehicle.

Police said both drivers tested negative for alcohol.

The accident took place just days after another passenger lost her life in a car crash in Famagusta district on Friday afternoon.

Police said 77-year-old Maroula Matzalou from Avgorou was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 71-year-old woman along the Frenaros-Avgorou road when they got involved in an accident before the exit for Panagia Asprovouniotissa.

According to local media, the pickup truck driven by the elderly woman, with Matzalou and another 78-year-old woman as passengers, collided with a car driven by a 28-year-old female, who had a 23-year-old woman as a front seat passenger.

The pickup truck ended up in a field with the three elderly women, who were trapped inside the vehicle, being pulled by emergency rescuers. They were rushed to the ER at Famagusta General Hospital where Matzalou was pronounced dead on arrival.

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