Two eleven-year-old girls were killed in a road accident Sunday early morning, when a driver lost control of her car on the Nicosia-Limassol highway.
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According to police, a 40-year-old woman from Russia was driving her car on the highway around 4:30am, with four children as her passengers, a 14-year-old in the front seat as well as two 11-year-old girls and a 15-year-old boy sitting in the back.
The two 11-year-old girls were fatally injured, with one of them being crushed to death by the overturned vehicle
At one point, between the Moni and Parekklisia exits, the woman lost control of her vehicle and struck the guard rail, sending the car off to a spin for about 50 metres and then rolling over as it came to a stop.
The two 11-year-old girls were fatally injured, with one of them being crushed to death by the overturned vehicle. One of the girls was the driver's daughter.
Reports also said the two girls in the back were not wearing seat belts, while investigators suspect the boy in the back also did not wear a seat belt.
All five passengers were rushed to the Emergency Room at Limassol General Hospital, where the two little girls were pronounced dead on arrival.
The children were reportedly from different families, being driven to their homes after a vacation overseas, according to media reports.
Police are investigating the cause of the accident.
The accident comes just days following two similar tragedies when a father of two and another five-year-old girl died in seperate accidents.