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WWII air force hero Konstantinos Hatzilakos dies at 102

One of Greece’s last surviving heroes of World War II, fighter pilot Konstantinos Hatzilakos, has died at the age of 102, the Association of Retired Air Force Officers announced on Tuesday. Lieutenant general Konstantinos Hatzilakos was an iconic figure of the Air Force, a veteran fighter pilot of the Second …

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40 refugees stranded on Evros islet; child dies after scorpion stung; calls on their rescue

A group of some 40 migrants have been stranded on an islet in Evros River since the beginning of August. Among them a 5-year-old girl from Syria that was stung by a scorpion and died. However, the girl’s body remains unburied. Greek authorities call on Turkey to take care of …

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Marathon-runner dies in Thessaloniki when truck carries away her bike

Α well-known Greek marathon-runner died in a horrible traffic accident on Tuesday morning, when her bike was hit and carried away by a truck at a crossroads in Thessaloniki. The cyclist was 42-year-old marathon-runner and triathlon athlete Dimitra Iordanidou. Eye witnesses told local media that the woman was cycling on Grigoriou …

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KINAL leader Fofi Gennimata dies at 56 after a long battle with cancer

Fofi Gennimata, the leader of Movement for Change (KINALPASOK) died at 12:04 Monday noon hospital Evangelismos announced. Gennimata had been battling cancer for over a decade and was hospitalized two weeks ago. Monday morning media reported that her health condition had deteriorated. She had reportedly fell in ischemic shock of …

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One-year-old refugee child dies in Kara Tepe camp on Lesvos

An one-year-old refugee child was taken to the hospital of Mytilene from the camp of Kara Tepe on Wednesday, where doctors could only confirm its death. Tthe child had high fever and vomited and was not transported to the hospital in time, local media report. The child of a single-parent …

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Cancer patient infected with Covid-19 in Larissa oncology clinic dies

A cancer patient who got infected with Covid-19 in the oncology clinic of the University hospital in Larissa, central Greece, died Monday noon. The 53-year-old man needed hospitalization in the clinic where a total of 25 patients and health personnel were tested positive with the virus last week. The deceased, …

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Bvlgari heiress Anna Bulgari passes at the age of 93

Heiress to the Italian jewelry dynasty Bvlgari, Anna Bulgari Calissoni, passed away at the age of 93, a spokeswoman of the family announced on Sunday. She made it to headlines worldwide in 1983 when she and her teenager son were kidnapped by a gang of criminals in Aprilia, south of …

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Renowned children books author Alki Zei dies at the age 97

Much loved Greek novelist and children books author Alki Zei died at the age of 97 in her home on Friday, her family announced. Translated into several languages, her work left its stamp on modern Greek literature with books such as “Achilles’ Fiancee” and children’s fiction, such as the “Wildcat …

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Afghan refugee dies in fire in Kara Tepe camp on Lesvos

A 27-year-old Afghan refugee died in a fire Kara Tepe camp on the island of Lesvos early Thursday morning. The fire broke out inside the container where the woman lived with her 28-year-old husband and their three children aged 5, 2 and an infant. The 28-year-old husband passed out from …

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One firefighter dies and another hospitalized in Thessaloniki blaze

One firefighter died and another was transferred with respiratory problems in hospital on Friday. Both men were actively operating against a fire in an open plot near a factory in the industrial area of Sindos by Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. The tragedy took place around 3 0′ clock Friday afternoon. …

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24-year-old soldier in Greece’s Presidential Guard dies in barracks

A soldier serving in the Presidential Guard fell ill and died on Thursday night, while in the barracks. The 24-year-old was transferred to the Military Hospital in Athens where doctors could only confirm his death. The Greek General Staff announced that the causes of the soldier’s death are been investigated. …

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Granny Maritsa, symbol of Lesvos refugee compassion, passes away at 89

Maritsa Mavropoulou does not live on the island of Lesvos anymore. One of the three grannies, who became symbol of the Greek compassion and kindness with refugees, passed away at the age of 89. It was October 2015, when the picture of the three elderly Greek women feeding a refugee …

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Man dies in snowed-in Evia village as medical help would not reach area

A 72-year-old man in one of the snowed-in villages in Evia suffered and stroke and died early Wednesday morning because medical help or transfer to a hospital was impossible due to harsh weather conditions. The man was living with his family in Stropones village where snow has reached a height …

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British tourist dies on Kalymnos due to ambulance shortage, says Hospitals Union

A 74-year-old British tourist died on the island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese in the night form Monday to Tuesday because there was no ambulance available to take her to hospital, the national union of public hospital workers (POEDIN) has said. In a statement, POEDIN said the local hospital on …

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Last owner of daily ‘Eleftherotypia’ dies at 60 awaiting liver transplant

The last owner of progressive Greek daily Elefterotypia, Mania Tegopoulou died at the age of 60 on Tuesday. She has been hospitalized in a private hospital awaiting for liver transplant. She was reportedly suffering from cirrhosis of the liver. Tegopoulou was the owner of Eleftehrotypia after the death of her …

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