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New road fatality in Nicosia district

A 21 year old man was the victim of a road accident yesterday on the Ayia Irene of Kannavia – Kyperounda road, philenews reports.

The victim was named as Panayiotis Panayiotou, 21, from Aglandjia. A 20 year-old also from Aglandjia sustained serious injuries.

Under conditions which are being investigated, Panayiotou and the 20 year old departed in their vehicle from a mountain cottage in Ayia Irene of Kannavia where they were staying with friends to head to Kyperounda when their mobile signals were lost.

Police were notified at 20:10 and 20 minutes later the car was spotted in a cliff 190m deep.

The car was then pulled up from the cliff by members of EMAK, the fire service and Civil Defence and transferred by ambulance to Nicosia Hospital where doctors pronounced the 21 year old dead. The 20 year old ‘s condition was described as critical.

Morphou traffic police are investigating.

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