Two dead, one injured in boat collision near Greek resort


Greek authorities say two people were killed and one seriously injured when two boats collided near a popular resort in the southern Peloponnese region.

The coast guard says the accident happened late Friday near Porto Heli, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of the capital, Athens. It says a 10-meter (30-foot) inflatable speedboat with eight to 10 French nationals on board slammed into a five-meter (15-foot) wooden boat carrying three Greeks.

The smaller boat sank and the two men on it were recovered dead. The third Greek on wooden boat was a woman who was severely injured.

The 44-year-old speedboat driver appeared before port authority officials in Porto Heli with his lawyer on Saturday morning. He had initially fled the scene after the incident.

[AP, Kathimerini]