Two British Tourists Killed, One Injured in Road Accident on Crete



    Two British citizens were killed and one seriously injured in a road accident near the coastal resort of Malia in northern Crete in the early hours of Monday.

    The rented jeep they were driving crashed into a parked motorcycle and ended up in a nearby field.

    Speaking to state-run news agency AMNA, the head of EKAV’s ambulance service in Crete, Giannis Zafiriou, said a male and a female passenger died instantly while a third woman was transferred to PAGNI hospital’s intensive care unit.

    According to police sources, three of the four passengers were not wearing seat belts. An 18-year-old man who was wearing his seat-belt came out of the accident alive with no serious injuries.

    Malia is the most touristic town of Crete, located 35km east of Heraklion. It is famous for its huge beach and the very lively nightlife, as thousands of young tourists drink in the clubs until dawn.