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Filmmaker killed in road accident

Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos has been killed in a road accident, police and hospital officials said.

The 76-year-old director suffered serious head injuries and died at a hospital near Athens after being hit by a motorcycle while walking across a road.

Other details of the incident were not immediately available.

Angelopoulos won numerous awards for his movies, mostly at European film festivals, during his career that spanned more than 40 years.

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