News Local Update: Two tourists killed when car goes off cliff in Akamas

Update: Two tourists killed when car goes off cliff in Akamas

Two tourists, a man and a woman, were killed when their car went off a 30 metre cliff in the Kakoskali area, near Aphrodite Baths in the Akamas, the Cyprus News Agency said.

It said that first responders took the bodies on a police launch to Latchi fishing shelter from where an ambulance transferred them to Polis Hospital where doctors certified their death.

Police said a member of the public had informed them that he had seen a rental car at the bottom of the cliff at around 14.15.

Police and the coast guard were alerted. Reports said the couple — a 58 year old man and a 48 year old woman were Russian.

Neo Chorio community leader Andreas Chsristodoulou expressed  regret and said the road was very dangerous because it is very narrow.

 

Top Stories

302 new cases of COVID-19, no deaths announced on Monday

The Health Ministry announced 302 new Coronavirus cases out of 38,001 PCR and rapid antigen tests on Monday, 1, March, taking confirmed infections to...

Former French president Sarkozy sentenced to jail

Judges found former French president Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of trying to bribe a judge and of influence-peddling on Monday and sentenced him to three...

Tourism DepMin welcomes Royall Caribbean’s decision to include Cyprus in its routes

Cyprus Deputy Ministry for Tourism welcomed world-renowned cruise ships company, Royal Caribbean's decision to incorporate Cyprus among its destinations during June – August 2021,...

Where to get a rapid test on Tuesday, 2 March

Aiming at the continuous surveillance of the community and the workplaces, the free programmes of rapid antigen testing of the general population and employees...

CyBC says Eurovision song will not change

Andreas Frangos, President of the Administrative Board of state broadcaster CyBC, said that the song that will represent Cyprus at the Eurovision contest will...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...