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One dead, three seriously injured in Akamas boat crash

A Chinese woman living in Cyprus lost in a boating incident which occurred on Monday afternoon and which is currently under investigation by Paphos CID.

The victim is said to be a 32-year-old Chinese national living in Limassol who had been on the boat trip along with another couple, also from China but living in Paphos, and their two young children aged 10 and 11. The boat was being steered by a Cypriot man who has been named by police as being 50-year-old Minas Ioannou from Nea Chorio village.

The remaining five on board sustained injuries, with the male passenger, his daughter and Ioannou being transferred to Nicosia General Hospital due to the seriousness of their conditions. The remaining five people on the boat have not been named.

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The mother and her young son are being treated for minor injuries at Paphos General Hospital.

According to police, the incident occurred in the Plati area of Akamas when the motorboat crashed into some rocks. A distress signal was sent from another motorboat that spotted the injured party.

All six people were transferred back to the marina in Latchi by the Cyprus Port and Marine Police and rushed to hospital in Polis-Chrysochous.

They were then transferred to Paphos General Hospital while the two men in the crash were then transferred to Nicosia.

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