Two British holidaymakers die in 4x4 crash in Greek resort of Malia

Two Britons have been killed in a car crash in the popular Greek resort of Malia.

Malia, on Crete, is a popular resort for British tourists. Picture: PA
Malia, on Crete, is a popular resort for British tourists. Picture: PA

Local media reports said a male and a female died instantly, while another woman was seriously injured in the collision, on the northern coast of Crete, at around 6am local time on Monday.

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A fourth person, an 18-year-old man, escaped serious injury.

It is believed all four were travelling in a rented 4x4 when it collided with a stationary motorcycle, while local media speculated that the three casualties might not have been wearing seat belts.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are supporting the families of three British people involved in a car accident in Crete, and are in contact with local authorities."

Malia is a popular destination for young holidaymakers, and is known for its nightlife, its sprawling beach and its easy access to Heraklion airport.