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22-year-old Irish tourist dies on Ios island after fight with compatriot

A 22-year-old tourist from Ireland has died after a fight with a compatriot. The incident took place in the Chora of the island of Ios, Cyclades, in the early morning hours of Monday. A 20-year-old Irish man has been arrested.

The two men were in the same group.

The 20-year-old had an argument with the 22-year-old, argument that developed to a fight, local media cyclades24 reported. The younger man beat the older with his hands with the result that he fell on the pavement.

The injured was taken to the health center of the island  with an ambulance, however, he died.

Police that was also called to the scene found the 20-year-old and arrested him on charges of manslaughter.

The reasons for the fight remain unknown, yet bot Irish tourists were in the same group, the local news website reported.

Citing police sources, skai.gr reported that the arrestee admitted to have hit the victim with two punches and that he was in self-defense.

An autopsy is to determine the exact causes of the young man’s death.

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