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Boy, 12, shoots 6-year-old cousin dead by mistake

A 12-year-old boy from Thessaloniki shot dead his 6-year-old cousin by mistake when the youngsters were playing with their grandfather?s gun, police said.

The incident occurred in the village of Limnochori, near Serres, in northern Greece on Sunday.

Police said that the boys were on a regular family visit to their grandfather and had been playing in his house when the accident occurred.

The 6-year-old was taken to the hospital in Serres but died soon after his arrival.