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Corfu hit by heavy thunderstorm disrupting airport operation

A heavy thunderstorm hit the island of Corfu early afternoon Monday causing problems in the electricity system, while heavy lightning disturbed the operation of the  Ioannis Kapodistrias international airport. Eight flights were not able to land because of the thunderstorm, while three of them had to land at nearby airports. …

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UK Police Officer found dead on Corfu island

A 22-year-old British tourist was found dead on a side street in the area of Kavos on the island of Corfu on Friday morning. The tourist was working as police officer in London, UK, and was on the island in the Ionian Sea for vacations together with a colleague. The …

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Psychiatric ward patient kills another patient in Corfu hospital

A patient at the psychiatric ward of the General Hospital of Corfu is accused of killing a fellow patient at the state-run facility, police said ον Friday, The 45-year-old assailant, who is said to be grappling with bipolar disorder and psychosis, allegedly assaulted the victim, a 63-year-old woman who was …

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Fugitive high-profile Camorra member arrested in Corfu

An Italian national, aged 60, allegedly a high-profile member of the Italian Camorra criminal organization, was arrested at Gouvies, on the island of Corfu, in a broad collaborative operation of Greek and Italian police, it was reported on Saturday. The man was arrested as he was coming out of his …

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Young tourists evacuated from Corfu beach during heavy storm

A group of 10 tourists was safely evacuated from Porto Timoni beach on the island of Corfu on Saturday, while a heavy storm was striking the island in the North Ionian Sea. The group of ten young tourists had called emergency line <112> when they realized that the storm was …

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Corfu fire: Evacuations as blazes approach villages

It was short after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, when residents of Loutses in the north of the island of Corfu received a message to evacuate their village. “If you are in the Louches area, evacuate now to Arachavi. Forest fire in your area. You are following the instructions …

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Ryanair airplane makes emergency landing in Corfu airport

A Ryanair airplane made an emergency landing in the airport of Corfu on Wednesday afternoon, June 28. The plain was bound for Milan in Italy, when the pilot reported an engine failure immediately after the take-off at 7:00 p.m. from Corfu airport, website enikos.gr reported. According to state broadcaster ERT, …

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Heavy rainfall floods large parts of the island of Corfu

A health center and a school were flooded, people were trapped in their homes, rock slides and broken trees blocked the main roads on Corfu after a heavy rainfall hit the island in the Ionian Sea early Tuesday morning. via corfutv.gr The rushing waters flooded areas in central and south …

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Four sailing boats on fire at Corfu marina Gouvia (picts, vids)

Four sailing boats were engulfed in flames when a fire broke out at the Gouvia marina on the island of Corfu short after 4:00 pm on Wednesday, the Fire Brigade reported. The fire spread quickly from a 20-meter-long sailing vessel to adjacent boats within seconds. According to local media, the …

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Rethymno: Six villages evacuated as wildfire is raging Friday night (videos, pcts)

An extremely difficult battle against the flames is still being fought by the fire brigade in Rethymno, as the fires that broke out in Rodakino and between Orne and Krya Vrysi are still raging on Friday night. Strong winds blowing with intensity of up to 8 Beaufort make fire-extinction work …

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