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Infrastructure keeps collapsing in Central Greece, two weeks after storm Daniel

In the aftermath of storm Daniel, infrastructure in Central Greece continues to collapse due to the huge volume of water, corrosion and botchery. The bridge at Palaiopyrgos collapse on Thursday morning. This particular bridge reportedly connects Paleopyrgos with Alexandrini, the coastal villages of the Municipality of Tempo and Strintzos and …

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Fokida: One man killed, three others trapped in bauxite mine cave-in

One man was killed and three others were trapped after the cave-in of a tunnel near the central entrance of the bauxite mines of IMERYS near the village Variani, on the 51st km of the road linking Lamia with Amfissa, central Greece, on Wednesday. The accident occurred in tunnel 617 …

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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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