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

Four die in Greek boat collision near the island of Aegina close to Athens
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By Christopher Cummins with Agencies
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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.

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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.

Boat accident leaves four dead off Aegina https://t.co/aCYuF4Az8C#Greece

— Naftemporiki English (@naftemporiki_en) August 16, 2016

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.

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