French tourists held in Greece after deadly boat accident

ATHENS (AFP) – A group of French tourists were held in Greece for questioning yesterday after a boat accident left two dead and another person seriously injured, the coastguard said.

The group of 10, including five minors, were on a 10-metre speedboat that allegedly rammed a smaller wooden vessel on Friday evening near the Peloponnese resort of Porto Heli, 170 kilometres southeast of Athens, a coastguard spokeswoman told AFP.

“We are seeking the person who was driving the speedboat, according to early testimony it’s a man from France or Belgium,” the press office said.

An ambulance arrives with an injured person at a health centre in Ligourio after a boat collision. – AP