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Death toll of flu victims in Greece rises to 118

A total of 118 people died after contracted with the flu virus from begin of the flue season in October 2018 until March 10, 2019, Greece’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) said on Thursday. Despite the recession of the flu, another seven people died of the virus last …

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German woman arrested as prime suspect for death of Greek partner

For ten days, she was sleeping next to her dead partner, she was talking to him and she would even cook for him, the German national, the number one suspect for the death of real estate agent in Halandri, reportedly told police. The 56-year-old German national even admitted to have …

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One dead, eight injured in inmate fight in Korydallos prison

One man died and eight others were injured after a fight between two groups of inmates broke out in the psychiatric unit of maximum-security prison Korydallos in Athens late on Thursday. The inmates had make-shift knives, media report. The fight broke out between Albanian, Russian-speaking Greeks and Georgian inmates. The …

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Flu death toll in Greece rises to 111, as another 20 people died in a week

Twenty more people contracted with the flu virus lost their lives in the week February 25-March 5, 2019, Greece’s Disease control and Prevention Center KEELPNO announced on Thursday. The flu death toll has increased to 111 since the beginning of the flu season in October. A total of 337 people …

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Pulitzer-winning photographer Yannis Behrakis dies at 58

Pulitzer-winning photographer, Yannis Behrakis, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 58.  In his 30-year long career at Reuters, Behrakis covered main conflict areas around the world. He touched millions of people worldwide with his snapshots from the Refugee crisis in Greece. His coverage of the refugee …

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Greece’s Beau, actor Phaedon Georgitsis dies at the age of 80

One of the most attractive men on the Greek film screen: actor Phaedon Georgitsis died at the age of 80 after a long battle against cancer. He starred in more than 40 films, dramas as well as comedies. 13 of the films where he head a leading role were produced …

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Chania: Body of 61-year-old breeder missing in Cretan floods found

Tragic end for the 24-hour for the operation in Chania: the body of the 61-year-old breeder was found between Georgioupolis and Vryses, 10km away from where the man was swept away. The Search and Rescue operation in Chania Prefecture concluded with a tragedy short after 12:300 Tuesday noon. The breeder’s …

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Toddlers, aged 3.5 and 4.5, found dead in cesspool, Central Greece

Two toddlers, aged 3.5 and 4.5, were found dead in a water hole that it seems to have been either a cesspool or an irrigation channel. The tragedy took place in a Roma settlement in the town of Aliartos, Central Greece. According to preliminary information, the children were drowned either …

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Greek “serial killer” Theofilos Sehidis found dead in prison

The ‘serial killer’ who shocked Greece with the murder of five members of his family in the 1990’s was found dead in the psychiatric ward of Korydalos prison. The body of the 45-year-old Theofilos Sehidis was found in the showers. According to preliminary media information, the convict most likely died …

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One dead, nine injured in traffic accident with migrants in North Greece

One woman died and nine people were injured in one more traffic accident with migrants in northern Greece. The traffic accident occurred at a side road of Egnatia Highway near Thessaloniki at 8 o’ clock Tuesday morning. According to local media, the driver did not stop at a police signal …

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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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Missing shepherd found dead, no sign from senior couple 4 days after Medicane

A 73-year-old shepherd was found dead at a height of 1,500 m on the mountain of Almyros by Volos in central Greece on Wednesday. The man was missing since Saturday afternoon when he went up to the mountain to bring his free-ranging cows into safety due to severe weather conditions …

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Death toll of victims of mosquito-transmitted West Nile virus rises to 27

Five people died during the last week from complication of the West Nile infection increasing the number of victims to 27, Greece’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) said on Thursday. the West Nile virus is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. Currently there are 26 people hospitalized with …

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20 people lose their lives in 363 traffic accidents in Attica in August

Twenty people lost their lives in 363 road accidents alone in the Prefecture of Attica only in the month of August, traffic police said on Wednesday. In the same month, 425 people were injured, 13 of them. The main causes of these accidents was a failure to drive with due …

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Burglar dies after fall from 6th floor in Thessaloniki building

A burglar died when he fell from the 6th floor of a building in downtown Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. The man was killed on the spot. He had previously committed burglary in an office apartment. The 33-year-old was killed while allegedly committing a burglary on Saturday night. The man had broke …

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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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Death toll in Athens wildfires rises to 93, victims list goes public

A 78-year-old victim of the Athens wildfires died in the Sismanogleio hospital in the Greek capital on Thursday morning, increasing the death toll to 93. The woman not in intensive care unit, however, she had serious health problems in addition to the fire injuries.The woman is the tenth victim to …

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