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Patras wildfire: Children’s hospital, elderly home evacuated

Children from a hospital and elderly from a nursing home have been evacuated as a wildfire is raging in Patras, western Greece, on Tuesday. The fire is still raging due to strong winds. Video: Children’s Hospital evacuation Εκκενώνεται το #Καραμανδανειο. Θαυμάστε εικόνα ευρωπαϊκής χώρας. #φωτια #Πατρα pic.twitter.com/1VRjIy5kK9 — idiotypos 🍉 …

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Dozens of elderly expats to be tried for illegally receiving allowance

Dozens of elderly expatriates from Georgia received or attempted to receive an uninsured elderly person’s allowance with forged certificates from the Greek Social Solidarity Privileged Benefits Organization. A total of 85 men and women have been referred to be tried at the Three-member Criminal Court of Thessaloniki. According to the …

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Femicide: 88-year-old man shoots and kills wife, 84

Femicide in Evia:An 88-year-old man shot and killed his 84-year-old wife on Friday. “I didn’t have a good time with her, I got fed up and killed her,” the elderly perpetrator reportedly told police. he had killed his wife in the head with a double-barreled rifle, while the victim was …

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Silver Alert: Elderly expats couple missing in SW Peloponnese

An elderly couple of expats has been missing in the last two weeks.The couple, David Harrison Robinson, 83 years old, and his wife, Lucretia Robinson, 80 years old, went missing from their home, in the area of Dapia Methonis, Pylos Nestoros in Messinia, south-west Peloponnese. A Silver Alter has been …

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Historic Balikli nursing home & hospital for Greeks in Istanbul on fire (vids)

Fragile elderly and vulnerable patients were evacuated partly being carried on the arms of personnel when the fire at the historic Balikli nursing home for Greeks and general hospital broke out in Istanbul early afternoon on Thursday. All 104 patients have been successfully evacuated amid thick smoke, nobody was injured. …

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Burning papers for heating: Thessaloniki home on fire; 3 elderly die in Larissa and Crete

An elderly man in Thessaloniki saw his home being destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours of Thursday. The man, who could not afford heating, was burning papers to warm his hands in the cold March night. Speaking to media after the disaster, the tenant of an apartment …

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“We, the people, are flies, have no worth,” says my elderly Ukrainian neighbor in Athens

“We are flies, have no worth, the powerful don’t care about us, the people,” says my neighbor Eva, an economic migrant from Ukraine. She has been weeping since Russia launched the military operations on Thursday morning, she is devastated about her family back home, her relatives and friends, the future …

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Over 15 people die in Greece Dec 12-26 due to cheap heating devices

Death by heating: Sunday morning thick, black smoke comes out of a two-storey house in Metaxourgeio district of downtown Athens. Parents and children run in panic to escape the flames, neighbors and passersby rush to help until the fire brigades arrive. Hand in hand they take the children out of …

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Outbreak in Volos nursing home, infected vaccinated elderly and personnel

A coronavirus outbreak with 8 infections in a nursing home in Volos has set health authorities on alert. Tested positive to Covid-19 are reportedly four elderly and four members of personnel. According to local media, the four elderly were all fully vaccinated against Covid-19 since a couple of months. Of …

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Elderly man stabbed and robbed after complaining for “corona-party”

An elderly man was stabbed and robbed after he complained to a group of youngsters about a so-called corona-party that was taking place in a popular square in Nea Smyrni suburb of south Athens. The 60-year-old victim was transported to the hospital where he received first aid. The incident took …

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The Nursing Home of Horror: Prosecutor investigates death of 68 elderly in Chania

Appalling conditions in a nursing home in Chania may have lead to the deaths of 68 to 72 elderly. Excessive use of sedatives and ill-treatment nearing torture. Elderly left to starve, tied in their beds, often beaten by personnel. Filth and negligence and accommodation in the basement for those paying …

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