Two die after train hits car

Two men were killed and another seriously injured in Alexandroupolis, northeastern Greece, early yesterday when the car in which they were traveling collided with an oncoming train at a railway crossing, police said. The driver, Grigoros Magidis, aged 25, and Haralambos Analitis, aged 22, were both killed when the vehicle went up in flames after the collision that occurred at 1.19 a.m. The third man, Yiannis Papadopoulos, aged 20, was hospitalized with serious injuries after he was thrown from the car by the impact and landed a few meters away from the burning vehicle. No one on the passenger train, on route from nearby Evros to Athens, was injured, police said. Authorities said that they have launched an investigation into the causes of the accident and added that the railway crossing lacked the proper protective barriers.