Two brothers die after speedboat crashes into fishing boat in Thini

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A 44-year-old driver of a speedboat that crashed into a small fishing boat in the sea region of Thini in Argolida on Friday, resulting in the death of two men and the serious injury of a woman, gave a blood sample for alcohol testing on Saturday.

On board the fishing-boat were three people, two men aged 60 and 70 and a woman aged 60 that according to reports were siblings. The rescuers recovered the bodies of the two men and the injured woman that was transferred to an Athens hospital.

The driver of the speedboat, that was carrying ten tourists from France, appeared voluntarily with his lawyer on Saturday to the port authority of Porto Heli.

The passengers of the speedboat were not injured.

Shipping and Island Policy Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis expressed his condolences over the death of the brothers on Friday evening.

The Minister said that the checks on speedboats and yachts are conducted all over the year but have intensified during the summer months adding that over 10,500 checks have been conducted and 836 fines have been imposed, adding that safety in the sea is the government’s first priority.