Three relatives of pope killed in Argentina accident

Three relatives of Pope Francis, two great nephews and their mother, have been killed in a traffic accident in Argentina, police said Tuesday.

AFP| Updated: Aug 19, 2014, 17:51 PM IST

Buenos Aires: Three relatives of Pope Francis, two great nephews and their mother, have been killed in a traffic accident in Argentina, police said Tuesday.

The dead include a baby of eight months and a two-year-old toddler, police commissioner Carina Ferreyra said. Their father, the pope`s nephew Horacio Bergoglio, is in serious condition, she told AFP.

The accident happened after midnight in the central province of Cordoba when the family was traveling on a highway. 

For reasons that are under investigation the car hit a truck from behind.

The pope`s nephew has been hospitalized with multiple injuries. Official details of his condition have not been released. 

He is the son of Alberto, the pope`s late brother.