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Four die in Greek boat collision near the island of Aegina close to Athens

Four people have been killed and at least five injured after pleasure boat with 20 people on board collided with a speedboat near the Greek island of Aegina, close to Athens.

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Four die in Greek boat collision near the island of Aegina close to Athens

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Four people have been killed and at least five injured after pleasure boat with 20 people on board collided with a speedboat near the Greek island of Aegina, close to Athens.

A nine-year-old girl, the captain of the pleasure boat and two male passengers died in the accident.

The Greek coastguard say twenty-one people have been rescued, most of them Greek nationals.

The five injured have been transfered to a hospital in Athens where two are said to be in a serious condition.

The circumstances behind the accident are unknown, but local media report that the speedboat rammed the tourist boat and the captain has been arrested.