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Italian man killed in Myconos brawl

A 21-year-old Italian man was fatally wounded in a scuffle at a Myconos nightclub in the early hours of Friday.

Stefano Raimondi was attacked by a 23-year-old Swiss national of Greek descent and subsequently died of his injuries at a local hospital.

According to police reports, a dispute over a bottle of alcohol broke out at the Cycladic island?s Cavo Paradiso club between a group of friends from Switzerland and another group of Italian tourists. A violent confrontation ensued and Raimondi was hit on the head by the 23-year-old with a bottle or a glass.

The 23-year-old was later taken into custody where he confessed to hitting the 21-year-old Italian on the head.

According to local police, who ordered a postmortem to determine the exact cause of death, both parties had consumed large amounts of alcohol prior to the incident.

The Myconos attack comes in the wake of the fatal stabbing of 19-year-old Robert Sebbage by a Greek taxi driver on the Ionian island of Zakynthos on July 13.