Sunday, 24 September 2017
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crashTwo drivers died in a road accident that resulted in the busy IC1 being cut in both directions at Santana da Serra, just over the Algarve border in the Alentejo region.

The head-on collision between two passenger cars instantly killed the two drivers, a man and a woman.

One female passenger was seriously injured and has been taken to Beja hospital.

The man who died was 74-years-old and the woman was 55. Their bodies have been taken to the Medical-Legal and Forensic Office of the Baixo Alentejo at Beja hospital.

The accident happened on the southbound carriageway of the IC1 at ​​Santana da Serra but both carriageways were cut off as emergency services attended the scene.