One dead after a car accident on the national road of Crete

A 74 year old man died after a car accident, occurred late on Friday evening, on the national road from Heraklion to Rethymno, close to Linoperamata.

The accident happened shortly after 7 p.m., when a car collided onto another vehicle, coming from the opposite direction.

Three people were injured and transferred by ambulance to the hospital.

One of them -the 74 year old man- died during his transfer to the hospital.

A fire broke out in one of the cars, but one of the passengers managed to get out of it.

Firemen managed to extinguish the fire a few minutes later.

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