The bodies of two Cypriot students killed on Tuesday in the shocking train collision near Larissa, Greece, were repatriated on Sunday and the funerals are to take place on Monday.
Kyprianos Papaioannou, aged 23, and Anastasia Adamidou, aged 24, both attending universities in Thessaloniki, were identified through DNA sample testing.
The cost of transferring the bodies, as well as their funeral costs, were undertaken by the state.
The family of Papioannou has requested that those attending Kyprianos’ funeral at 10am to wear only white while that of Anastasia who is to be buried in the afternoon has asked for privacy. Both families requested no media coverage.
At the same time, Demetra Kapetaniou, aged 24, of Thessaloniki but also of Cypriot origin, has been added on the train collision’s death list following her identification last night.
Demetra’s father, Kleanthis Kapetaniou, was born and raised in Anarita, Paphos, but moved permanently to Thessaloniki 30 years ago.