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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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Traffic regulations on Poseidonos Ave due to construction Aug 26-Oct 9

Traffic regulations will be in force at a large part of Poseidonos Avenue along the Athens Riviera due to the construction of a pedestrian bridge. The traffic regulations start today, Sunday August 26th, and are scheduled to last until October 9th 2018. Traffic regulations be in force on 24 hour …

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Extensive blackout in downtown Athens and suburbs, dozens trapped in elevators

An extensive blackout in downtown Athens as well as in several suburbs in the South and the North of the Greek capital, in Piraeus and areas in Eats Attica has caused massive problems especially in traffic, in electrified public transport means, while dozens of people are trapped in elevators. It …

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Insurance claims for Athens wildfires amount €33.7 million at least

The total of initial insurance payouts for the deadly fires in Attica on July 23 amount to 33.7 million euros at least, the Association of Insurance Companies of Greece (EAEE) announced on Tuesday. According to data provided by member insurance companies, EAEE said that compensation on property claims (homes and …

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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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Missing cat returns to burned down home 23 days after the deadly wildfire

Cat Pipis disappeared on 23. July when the deadly wildfire was raging in East Attica. His owners desperately looked for him but they had to leave the area and him behind in order to escape the flames and possible death. They didn’t give up hope, though. They put flyers all …

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Vandals spray oily substance at exhibition objects of Byzantine Museum

Twenty guards and several security cameras around and yet two vandals manage to damage exhibitions objects in the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens. The perpetrators were two women, who were captured by the CCTV cameras. The Greek Culture Ministry said it has launched investigation into an incident of vandalism …

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25-year-old theft victim dies after falling 20m from rock of Philopappou Hill

Greek police investigates the death of a 25-year-old Greek who fell from the rocks of Philopappou Hill in central Athens, on Wednesday night. The young man was there with his 23-year-old girl friend who is from Portugal. The couple was reportedly approached by three men around 11 o’ clock at …

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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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Greece’s international Tourism not affected by the Athens wildfires

Greece’s tourism has not been affected by the Athens wildfires that raged in East Attica towards the end of July, international sector experts say. This has not only to do with the fact that the fire-stricken areas in East Attica, some 30 km away from Athens are more a summer …

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Lack of communication between Fire Service and Police during deadly Athens wildfire

Official documents proving the disorganization of Fire Service and Police on the day of the deadly wildfires in Athens are on their way to prosecutor investigating the causes and responsibilities that led to the death 0f 91 people. There was no proper coordination, no organization and no communication between the …

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Russia expels two Greek diplomats in retaliation move

Russia has expelled two Greek diplomats and forbade entrance to the country to the director of the political office of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. Moscow’s retaliation comes almost a month after Athens expelled two Russian diplomats for promoting protests against the Macedonia Agreement with FYROM. Greek ambassador to Moscow …

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Civil Protection General Secretary resigns over Wildfires Tragedy

The General Secretary of Greece’s Civil Protection Giannis Kapakis submitted his resignation on Monday, exactly two weeks after the wildfires tragedy that cost the lives of so far 91 people. The resignation comes a fay after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras replaced the chiefs of Fire  Service and Police.He replaced them …

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Death toll rises to 91 after another Athens wildfires victim dies in hospital

Death toll in Athens wildfires rose to 91 after one more victim died on Sunday night. A 95-year old woman hospitalized in the intensive care unit of Thriaseio Hospital in Athens was the third fire victim to die over the weekend. The woman was the eight fires victim to die …

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PM Tsipras replaces chiefs of Fire Service, Police over Athens wildfires tragedy

In an extraordinary meeting of the Greece’s Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA) on Sunday afternoon, the chiefs of the Fire Service and the Police were replaced. The decision comes 14 days after the deadly wildfires where at least 90 people lost their lives in an area just …

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UPD Death toll rises to 90 after Athens wildfires victims die in hospital

Two more victims of Athens wildfires died over the weekend in hospitals of the Greek capital A 55-year-old woman died on Saturday night and an 85-year-old man on Sunday noon. Both were hospitalized in intensive care units since 23. July 2018. The woman had reportedly extensive burn on 90% of …

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Minister for Citizen Protection Toskas resigns over 88 dead in Athens Wildfires

Minister for Citizen Protection Nikos Toskas submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday afternoon. “The natural disaster and the loss of so many lives go beyond his will to continue,” he said. “I have tried all my life to offer to the defense and the protection of …

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