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French tourists held in Greece after deadly boat accident

AFP  |  Athens 

A group of French tourists were held in Greece for questioning Saturday after a boat accident left two dead and another person seriously injured, the coastguard said.

The group of ten, including five minors, were on a 10-metre speedboat that allegedly rammed a smaller wooden vessel on Friday evening near the Peloponnese resort of Porto Heli, 170 kilometres southeast of Athens, a coastguard spokeswoman told AFP.

"We are seeking the person who was driving the speedboat, according to early testimony it's a man from France or Belgium," the press office said.

The collision killed two Greek men on board the wooden vessel -- reportedly a fishing boat -- and left a Greek woman seriously injured.

The French nationals were taken to Porto Heli for questioning, and will appear before a prosecutor by Monday.

They were arrested after helping to bring the injured woman and one of the bodies to shore, the coastguard officer said.

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First Published: Sat, August 10 2019. 12:40 IST