7 dead in head-on collision

Seven people were killed and a woman was seriously injured in a car accident close to the border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) late on Wednesday when two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision, authorities said yesterday. The accident between the two vehicles, each carrying four people, occurred near the village of Limnotopos in Kilkis, about 530 kilometers north of Athens. Five men were killed along with one woman and a child. None of the victims were identified. The injured woman was being treated in the hospital last night. Greece’s roads are among the EU’s most dangerous. In 2005, 1,614 people were killed on Greek roads. The European Commission threatened in October that Greece will face legal action in the EU high court if it does not introduce technology in the next two months to help make the country’s roads safer. On May 1, all EU member states were required to fit trucks and buses with digital tachographs, which monitor how long drivers have been on the road.

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