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False ceiling collapses in Thessaloniki school, teacher rescues pupils in last minute

The false ceiling of a classroom in an elementary school in Thessaloniki, collapsed on Thursday morning and it was only due to the teacher’s sharp observation that the 23 pupils of the 6th Grade escaped without harm the disaster of metal bars and debris falling on their heads. At the …

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Earthquake 6R: Six people rescued from collapsed houses (pcts)

The fire brigades on Wednesday rescued six people trapped in collapsed houses in the village of Mesochori, following a 6 Richter earthquake that shook the Elassona region in central Greece. Among them, was an 83-year-old bed-ridden man, whose wife managed to escape and inform neighbors and authorities. The man who …

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Greece 2020: Starving child faints after unemployed parents pay taxes

A starving student recently collapsed on the way home and fell to the ground in front of the eyes of stunning passersby. The incident took place in Pyrgos, southern Peloponnese. According to  local media, both parents are unemployed and had hardly any money left after they paid their taxes to …

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Storm strikes Rhodes: Floods, power outages, one woman dead (videos)

Roads in the city of Rhodes and in villages turned into rivers when storm “Geryon” hit the island in the south Dodecanese early Monday evening. One woman with disabilities was found dead in her flooded home in Ialyssos. Local authorities urge citizens to not move around. The 75-year-old woman died in …

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Finance Ministry: Thomas Cook affected hotels will not pay “stay-over tax”

The Greek Finance Ministry will exempt hotels hurt by the Thomas Cook collapse from the payment of “stay-over tax.” A relevant Legislative Act is underway and it will refer for the time period from September 23 to October 10, that is for as long as the repatriation operation by the …

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Thomas Cook: 50,000 holidaymakers stranded in Greece. What To Do

Thomas Cook collapse: Repatriation of stranded tourist to start soon. Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis has estimated that some 50,000 holidaymakers are stranded in Greece. They are to be repatriated in the coming days, Theoharis told Skai TV on Monday morning. The first 22,000 are to be repatriated over the …

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UK FM Raab: Thomas Cook holidaymakers will not end up stuck overseas

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said the government had contingency plans in case talks to rescue travel company Thomas Cook fail, and sought to reassure holidaymakers that they will not end up stuck overseas. “We would wait to see and hope that it (Thomas Cook) can continue but in any …

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One of main defendants for Fyssas’ murder collapses at Golden Dawn trial

The ongoing trial of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party was interrupted on Thursday morning after a defendant collapsed in the court room and was taken to hospital. Giorgos Patelis was in the stand when he fainted. Court officers called an ambulance while he was offered first aid. Patelis, who is the …

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The emblematic Keritis Bridge suffered irreparable damage (video)

The images break one’s heart. For 111 years the bridge of Keritis was standing over Alkianos    River. The emblematic construction surrendered to the force of nature and the human negligence and suffered irreparable damage. It broke down into pieces on February 25, 2019  when a disastrous weather front struck the …

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Soil erosion threatens villages on Crete, Army installs portable bridges

Following days of powerful rainfalls, soil erosion threatens villages in Platanias Municipality, Crete. With portable, prefabricated bridges the Greek Army tries to re-connect villages with the outside world, after several main bridges collapsed. The video shows the moment when the historical Keritis bridge over Alikianos River collapses as its foundation …

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One more house collapse. What’s wrong with old houses in Athens?

One more house collapsed in the historical center of Athens on Tuesday morning. The house built in 1886 was located under the Hill of Pnyx and the National Observatory in Athens. it is the second old house that collapses in less than 48 hours. No people were in the house …

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Greece’s coalition collapses as partner ANEL leaves gov’t over Macedonia issue

Junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos announced on Sunday morning that he pulls all his ministers from the government and he also resigns from the post of Defense Minister. The leader of right-wing Independent Greeks (ANEL) has repeatedly warned that he would leave the government should the Prespes Agreement with the …

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Kavala: Part of central bridge collapses in Northern Greece (pictures)

A part of the central bridge in the city of Kavala, Northern Greece, collapsed short after 4 o’ clock on Friday afternoon. Motorists moving on Nuremberg Avenue in front of the old hospital were shocked when they felt that the ground under their wheels was collapsing. At the point of …

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Ceiling collapses in public hospital in Piraeus, injures one woman

Pieces of the ceiling in a room of a public hospital in Piraeus have reportedly collapsed injuring one woman. According to workers’ union at Greece’s Public Hospitals POEDIN, the ceiling collapsed Thursday midnight and injured the mother of a patient scheduled to be operated Friday morning. The accident took place …

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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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