Two dead in EKAB collision

A collision between a Hellenic National Center for Emergency Assistance (EKAB) ambulance and a private vehicle on Crete left two dead and one seriously injured on Wednesday morning.

The accident occurred in the area of Aghia Pelagia and was followed by an explosion of oxygen tanks on the ambulance.

According to initial reports, one of the victims was the island’s EKAB director, while the other was the head of the organization’s local workers’ union. A third EKAB employee was rushed to hospital after sustaining serious injuries.

Meanwhile, the driver of the car and her passenger sustained minor injuries.

Health Minister Andreas Lykourentzos has ordered an investigation into the accident.

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