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Family of four killed in highway collision

A four-member family was killed late on Friday when the car in which they were traveling collided with an oncoming vehicle on the national road between Ptolemaida and Florina in northern Greece. A 45-year-old man, his 40-year-old wife and their two children, aged 5 and 3-and-a-half, were killed instantly, according to police, who said the female driver of the other car was seriously injured. Firemen had to cut the bodies of the four victims out of the car. Another accident on the Athens-Thessaloniki national road, near Lamia, yesterday caused one death and three injuries. According to police, who did not give details of the casualties, the crash occurred when a motorist tried to overtake a convoy of buses carrying soccer fans of Thessaloniki team Aris to Athens. The motorist crashed into an oncoming motorist, injuring her and her two passengers.