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Silver Alert: German national missing on the island of Aigina

German citizen Axel Walter has been declared as missing through the Silver Alert service. He was on the island of Aigina when he went missing on 22. August 2018. According to a relevant announcement, Axel Walter went missing on 22. August 2018 on the island of Aigina in the Saronic …

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British tourist dies on Kalymnos due to ambulance shortage, says Hospitals Union

A 74-year-old British tourist died on the island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese in the night form Monday to Tuesday because there was no ambulance available to take her to hospital, the national union of public hospital workers (POEDIN) has said. In a statement, POEDIN said the local hospital on …

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Power disconnections due to debts skyrocket by 313% in last three years

Thousands of households across Greece see technical teams of public power supplier PPC to disconnect the electricity supply on daily basis. Electricity disconnections to households and businesses due to debts to power suppliers have increased by 313% in the last three years. The official data of the Regulatory Authority for …

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Athens wildfires victim dies in hospital, death toll rises to 98

An 83-year-old woman passed away early morning Thursday and her death increases the victims of Athens wildfires to 98, the Fire Service announced. The woman had suffered severe burn injuries on 23. July and was hospitalized in KAT ever since. She is the second wildfires victim to die in the …

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West Nile virus kills 16 people in Greece, a total of 135 infections reported

Five more people died in the last days, increasing the death toll of  West Nile virus victims to sixteen.  A total of 135 infection cases have been reported from the begin of the mosquitoes season, Greece’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) said on Wednesday. In its previous statement …

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Hearts melt as survivors gather to commemorate the victims of Athens wildfires

They were wearing white blouses and t-shirts and were holding flashlights. They wanted to symbolically light up the sky in the memory of the 96 people who lost their lives in the deadly wildfires of 23. July 2018. The event to commemorate the dead but also to honor those who …

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Eleven people die in Greece after infection with West Nile virus

Six more people died from complications of the West Nile virus  during the last seven days increasing the death toll to 11 people since the beginning of summer, Greece’s  Center for Disease Control and Prevention  (KEELPNO) said on Thursday. From beginning of the yea until 22. August 2018, a total …

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CCTV video shows the moment the deadly fire in East Attica starts

While investigation into the wildfires in East Attica on 23. July deepens, there is still no official position on whether the fire was started by negligent residents of Daou on Penteli mountain. There have been some media reports that a 65-year-old man had started the fire when he tried to …

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Demolitions of burned down houses begin in East Attica

Bulldozers started to demolish houses in East Attica on Monday, almost a motnh after the deadly wildfires.  Three houses in Kokkino Limanaki and one in Mati are the first to fall. The houses do not belong to the category of “illegal buildings.” They are houses that have been characterized as …

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Death toll rises to 96 after one more fire victim dies in hospital

A 68-year-old man died in KAT hospital in Athens late on Tuesday increasing the death toll in Athens wildfires to rose to 96. Another fire victim, a 63-year-old man, died on Monday. Twenty two days after the deadly fires in Mati and Neos Voutzas in East Attica and 29 people …

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One more fire victim dies in hospital, death toll increases to 95

Death toll in Athens wildfires rose to 95 on Monday after one more fire victim died in hospital in Athens.  The latest victim is a 63-year-old man in KAT hospital. Twenty one days after the deadly fires in Mati and Neos Voutzas in East Attica and 30 people are reportedly …

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Death toll rises to 94 after one more victim of Athens fires dies in hospital

Death toll in Athens wildfires rose to 94, after one more fire victim died in the hospital late on Friday night. The 57-year-old woman was in Thriaseio Hospital in Athens and she was not in intensive care unit. Nineteen days after the deadly fires in Mati and Neos Voutzas in …

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Three people die after infection with mosquito transmitted West Nile virus

Three people infected with the West Nile virus died in the last 24 hours in hospitals in Athens. The victims were aged 70 and 80. They were all in intensive care units and died of health complications after infection with the mosquito transited virus. From the beginning of the mosquitoes …

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One arrested for stealing food donations aimed at fire-stricken people

Greek Police has arrested a 37-year-old man for having stolen food packages aimed at the fire-stricken population of Mati. A 49-year-old accomplice is on the run. A guard at the Sports facility of Mati where food donations are collected and sorted out, spotted the two men last Monday. The guard …

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Death toll in Athens wildfires rises to 93, victims list goes public

A 78-year-old victim of the Athens wildfires died in the Sismanogleio hospital in the Greek capital on Thursday morning, increasing the death toll to 93. The woman not in intensive care unit, however, she had serious health problems in addition to the fire injuries.The woman is the tenth victim to …

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Aigio: Teenager boy films on mobile the murder he committed

A 17-year-old was arrested in Aigio, North Peloponnese, early Wednesday morning for having murdered a 31-year-old with a sledgehammer. Equally shocking with the murder committed by a teenager is the fact that the perpetrator filmed the murder with his mobile phone. According to local media, the teenager went to the …

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