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Two young men killed in separate accidents

Biker dead after motorcycles collide Tuesday night, driver also killed hour later after car veers off road


Two young men, a biker and a motorist, were killed in two separate accidents on Tuesday night, with local reports pointing to high speed as a factor.

According to local media, a motorcycle collided violently with a moped Tuesday night around 10pm along the Liopetri-Xylofagou road in Famagusta district. The man on the motorcycle was rushed to the Emergency Room where doctors on duty pronounced him dead on arrival.

The road was closed Wednesday early morning according to police.

An hour later, around 11:10pm, another fatal accident took place in Larnaca district when a car veered off the road.

Officials suggest speed was a primary factor, while lab tests have been ordered to ascertain whether controlled substances were involved

Reports said a car driven by 19-year-old Sofocles Mina from Alethriko, with an 18-year-old male in the front passenger seat, veered off the road on Archbishop Makarios Avenue.

The car, which reportedly veered off the road under circumstances still pending investigation, struck a utility pole before skidding out of control and onto a paved sidewalk before crashing into a wall.

Local media said the passenger exited the vehicle and was treated for minor injuries while Mina was pulled from the wreck by fire fighters who rushed to the scene of the accident.

Mina was taken to the Emergency Room at Larnaca General Hospital where doctors on duty pronounced him dead on arrival.

Officials said preliminary findings suggested speed was a primary factor without ruling out other circumstances. Lab tests have also been ordered to ascertain any use of controlled substances.

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