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Man dead, teen girl critical from car fumes

A 16-year-old girl was being treated in a Thessaloniki hospital yesterday after being found unconscious in a parked car in nearby Kozani with a 26-year-old man who was pronounced dead. The pair was found in the vehicle, which was parked in a garage, with the engine still running. It is suspected that the 26-year-old died from inhaling the car’s exhaust fumes but it was not immediately clear if he had tried to commit suicide with the younger girl or whether his death was accidental. Police found the couple after the teenage girl’s father reported the 16-year-old missing. Both were taken to the local hospital but the 16-year-old was then transferred to Thessaloniki because of the seriousness of her condition. Neither of the pair was named.