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The defender was driving with two friends in his native Argentina when he collided with another vehicle; he is out of immediate danger after sustaining grave injuries

Three people are dead following a car accident that left Napoli defender Hugo Campagnaro seriously injured in Argentina.

Ole reports that Campagnaro is out of immediate danger while a companion who was travelling with the player is also recovering in hospital.

The other passenger in Campagnaro's vehicle was pronounced dead on arrival after emergency services took them to the nearby medical centre. A female police officer and a prison guard were killed in the other vehicle.

The accident took place between the towns of Coronel Baigorria and Espinillo in the Cordoba province.

The extent of the Napoli man's injuries have not been made public, along with the specific circumstances of the crash.

The 30-year-old started his career in Deportivo Moron but since 2002 has been based in Italy, representing Piacenza and Sampdoria before moving to Napoli in 2009.

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