Sunday 21 January 2018

Boat crash victims' families shout insults as speedboat captain faces court

Four people died in the collision
Four people died in the collision

The captain of a speedboat that collided with a tourist boat off the Greek island of Aegina, leaving four people dead, has appeared in court.

Relatives of the victims shouted insults and were held back by police as the 77-year-old arrived at the courthouse in Greece's main port city of Piraeus.

The speedboat collided with a tourist boat carrying more than 20 people from the island to a beach on a nearby islet.

The dead included a five-year-old girl and her father. Authorities initially said the child was about nine.

Sixteen people were hurt, with five requiring hospital treatment, the health ministry said.

Two suffered serious injuries, including a woman whose leg was partially severed.


Press Association

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