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Speedboats collide during “Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” shooting in Athens; one injured UPDATE

One person was slightly injured as 8 people found themselves in the water, when two speedboats collided during the shooting of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3.”and one of them capsized. The accident occurred around 10 o’ clock Friday morning, in the sea area off ​​Palaia Fokia in south-east Attica. …

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“Robot dumpster” crushes and kills man in northern Greece (video)

Unprecedentedly tragic accident:: An automatic dumpster crushed the body of a man in the center of Alexandroupolis in northern Greece at Monday noon. The man was looking inside the dumpster when the compactor mechanism was activated and closed automatically thus trapping and crushing his body. Fire service staff and paramedics …

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Greek paratrooper remains hanging in the air when parachute fails to open (video)

A paratrooper of the Greek Armed Forces remained hanging in the air outside a C-130 at a height of 5,000 feet for several minutes after his parachute failed to open during an exercise in Cyprus. The unprecedented incident took place during an exercise in Larnaka and a tragedy was averted …

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F-16 crash: Pilot ejects from fighter jet on runway of Andravida air base

An F-16 fighter jet of the Greek Air Force crashed in the military air base of Andravida in western Peloponnese on Thursday afternoon. The pilot successfully ejected from the plane before the crash and was in “good health,” preliminary reports from the scene said. The accident occurred at 3:49 p.m. …

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One rail worker killed, two injured in accident due to breaks failure

One worker at the Urban Train ISAP died and two workers were injured when the maintenance wagon collided with a train early morning Tuesday. Due to a breaks failure the rail grinder was reportedly running on the track with a speed of over 50 km per hour. The workers were …

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Marathon-runner dies in Thessaloniki when truck carries away her bike

Α well-known Greek marathon-runner died in a horrible traffic accident on Tuesday morning, when her bike was hit and carried away by a truck at a crossroads in Thessaloniki. The cyclist was 42-year-old marathon-runner and triathlon athlete Dimitra Iordanidou. Eye witnesses told local media that the woman was cycling on Grigoriou …

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Mama bear most likely buried her killed cubs, says Artcuros

Two bear cubs have been found dead and buried in a farm plot in the lakeside area between Polykarpis and Fotini, by Kastoria, northern Greece. The cubs were killed by a car. But who buried them? Most likely it was the mama bear, say members of emergency response team of …

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Explosion in state LARCO mining plant kills worker, father of three

An explosion in the state-run mining and metallurgical enterprise LARCO killed a worker, a 55-year-old father of three. The accident comes a day after the LARCO workers’ union denounced “lack of safety measures.” The accident took place in the company’s plant in Larymna, the port town in Fthiotis, Central Greece, …

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US-national dies, two foreigners injured in fatal accident on Mykonos

One tourist died and two others were injured, one of them seriously, when an all-terrain vehicle ATV collided with a private car on the island of Mykonos on early afternoon Thursday. The fatal accident occurred on the road between Chora and the Airport. According to local media, dead is a …

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6 migrants killed, 10 injured when smuggling car crashes in ditch (video)

Six migrants were killed and ten were injured when a smuggling jeep carrying them through northern Greece crashed into an irrigation ditch. The accident occurred on Monday evening outside the village of Loutra near the northeastern town of Alexandroupolis that is close to the Turkish border. According to local media, …

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Three injured when Cessna loses engine and makes emergency landing

The pilot of a single engine aircraft was slightly injured during an emergency landing at a rural road off the Egnatia highway near Grevena, West Macedonia, short before 9 o’ clock on Thursday morning. Slightly injured are also the two passenger on board of the Cessna. The Cessna with two …

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Two young Britons lose their lives in buggy accident on Santorini

Two young British tourists lost their lives in a traffic accident in the broader area of Profitis Ilias mountain on the island of Santorini on Sunday. The couple was on a buggy that fell into a 200-meter deep ravine. For unknown reasons the driver lost control of the motorcycle that …

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Child dies, 27 injured when migrants van collides with truck in Thessaloniki

A 4-year-old child died and 27 people were injured when a van transferring migrants collided with a truck on the old national highway Thessaloniki-Kavala on Friday night. Among the injured are five children with the youngest to be a 5-month-old baby. Injured are also two traffickers who are hospitalized guarded.  …

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Zakynthos Shipwreck beach closed until ‘further notice’. What’s next?

Thousands of tourists will be able to admire the famous Zakynthos Shipwreck from afar after Port Authorities forbade both anchoring of boats and swimming in the area following the cliff collapse on Thursday. Port Authorities on the island of Zakynthos have issued a decision forbidding the sailing of and anchoring …

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Paxos boat accident: Family are Britons living in the USA

New details come to surface about the tragic boat accident where a 15-year-old boy lost his life when he fell into the sea and was caught by the vessel propeller on Saturday afternoon. According to local media and the Greek Coast Guard, the teenager boy slipped due to the sea …

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