British man and woman killed in accident on Greek island mountain

The pair fell into a 200m ravine while driving a buggy on the mountain

Profitis Ilias mountain is the highest point on the Greek island, which is popular with British holidaymakers. Photograph: iStock

Profitis Ilias mountain is the highest point on the Greek island, which is popular with British holidaymakers. Photograph: iStock

 

A British man and woman have died in a buggy accident on the Greek island of Santorini, fire authorities have confirmed.

A spokesman at the Greek fire service’s headquarters in Athens said firefighters were called to an incident on the Profitis Ilias mountain at 2.27pm on Sunday.

Eight firefighters and two vehicles attended the scene, with the fire service response finishing at 2.36am on Monday.

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A man and a woman, both aged 26, died in the accident, the spokesman said.

Local media earlier reported that the pair fell into a 200m ravine while driving on the mountain.

The peak is the highest point on the Greek island, which is popular with British holidaymakers.

Santorini is in the south of the Aegean Sea, southeast of the Greek capital Athens.

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “Our staff are assisting the families of two British people who have died on the island of Santorini, and are in contact with the Greek authorities.” –PA