The death toll from a road accident on the Egnatia Motorway in northern Greece rose to three on Thursday afternoon, after a 69-year-old victim of the Wednesday crash died of his injuries. The accident occurred when a car collided with a minibus filled with Czech tourists returning to Vrasna, Thessaloniki after a day-trip to the Meteora district.
Two women were fatally injured and died soon after the accident, while another nine people were injured, according to a late-night police announcement.
Police in Grevena, where the accident occurred, said that all the fatalities and injuries were among the passengers of the minibus, adding that the injured tourists were taken to hospitals in Grevena, Ioannina and Thessaloniki, some of them in critical condition.
The accident occurred at 5:00 in the afternoon on Kalamitsi bridge, near the Grevena turnoff, when a car rammed into the minibus causing the bus of the latter to lose control of the vehicle, which overturned.
Grevena traffic police are investigating the circumstances of the accident.