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Fire on Crete ferry with 1015 on board enforces emergency evacuation (videos)

Dramatic hours for 875 passengers and 140 crew members of passenger ferry “Eleftherios Venizelos” when a fire broke out in a car parking compartment while the vessel was sailing in the open sea. Nobody was injured and the ferry returned to Piraeus when passengers could be evacuated in safety in …

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Tourists evacuated from hotel on Alonissos due to wild fire

Dozens of tourists were evacuated from a 5-star hotel Resort on the island of Alonissos on Wednesday night as the wind was pushing the blaze towards to the resort facilities. The evacuation was ordered by the Civil Protection Agency for precautionary reasons. A total of  70 people evacuated the resort …

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Greek police relocates hundreds of migrants from camps close to Patras port

In an operation that started as early as 5:30 Tuesday morning, Greek police evacuated hundreds of migrants from makeshift camps at two abandoned factories near the the port of Patras. A total of 563 migrants were transferred with buses to state facilities where authorities are to check their documents. Dozens …

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Residents evacuated, forestland burned down as wildfires break out in Santomeri

Residents were evacuated and houses were burned down after a wildfire in the area of Santomeri, Achaia in north-western Peloponnese, went out of control late afternoon Monday. The blaze burned all night, with firefighters and volunteers struggling to get it under control. Forest land were destroyed and agriculture was damaged. …

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Dramatic moments on board when Blue Star Patmos runs aground off Ios island

Ferry BLUE STAR PATMOS remain aground off the island of Ios on Thursday morning and inspection is expected to continue during the day. On board is half of the 87-member crew, while the other half and the 205 passengers were evacuated short after the accident occurred in the early morning …

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Huge landslide in Amyntaio lignite coal mine, dozens evacuated (videos, pictures)

A huge landslide occurred in the lignite coal mine of Amyntaio in Western Macedonia on Saturday morning. Big masses of soil were detached and moved some 40 meters. Dozens of residents of the nearby village Anargyroi have been evacuated. The problem seems to be a chronic one, with authorities to …

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Soldiers safely diffuse 250-kg WWII bomb, transfer it for controlled detonation (pictures)

Greek soldiers safely defused a 250-kilo bomb from the World War II found under a petrol station in Thessaloniki. Prior to the bomb neutralization operation, more than 72,000 people, including refugees and migrants form a hot spot nearby, were evacuated. “End good, all good!” Sunday afternoon, Regional Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas …

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Greece WWII Bomb: Phase I of neutralization concluded, 72,000 evacuated (pcts, video)

Thousands of Greeks evacuated their homes on Sunday morning to allow army experts defuse a World War II bomb found under a petrol station in Kordelio suburb of Thessaloniki, in Northern Greece. Refugees and migrants in the hot spot Softex, an abandoned factory, were also evacuated. In the biggest evacuation …

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Greece evacuates 72,000 people after WWII bomb found under fuel station(picts, videos)

The biggest evacuation of civilians in peacetime is underway in the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, after authorities discovered  a 250-kilo unexploded bomb from the Second World War. More than 72,000 people are expected to leave the suburb of Kordelio and surrounding area and return to their homes after army …

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Police evacuates paramilitary squat “Hot Spot for Greeks only”

Riot police squads and dozens of policemen moved to squat of Votanikos and evacuated the area from occupiers with paramilitary features. The operation was launched very early in the morning on Friday, after several media reported about the illegal occupation increasing pressure to authorities. The police asked the occupiers wearing …

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Idomeni evacuation in slow pace as many reluctant to move to new camps

Evacuation of Idomeni continues also on Wednesday although in slower pace than on Tuesday, the first day of the massive operation to have 8,500 refugees and migrants transferred to organized camps.   From idomeni to Sindos camp – via @Antolalto  Police tries to convince more and more people to leave …

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Evacuation of Idomeni camp: aerial video of police operation

Greek police released footage of the refugees and migrants evacuation from Idomeni camp. The footage was shot by police helicopters that have been monitoring the operation since Tuesday morning. Evacuation of 8,119 refugees and migrants started short after 6 a.m. on Tuesday. According to authorities schedule a total of 2,000 …

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Idomeni Camp: Evacuation of 8,199 refuges & migrants started

All eyes are on Idomeni camp this morning, where the evacuation started in the morning. Buses keep coming empty and leave the area full with people, taking them to organized facilities. The first buses take the people in the broader area of Thessaloniki, in Northern Greece. With the help of …

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Ten riot police squads deployed to Idomeni refugee camp, evacuation to start on Tuesday

Ten riot police squads left Athens this morning and are expected to take position at the refugees camp of Idomeni that will be evacuated from the 8.500 men, women and children living there since last February. Other police forces from Northern Greece will be deployed in the area for “as …

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Two Greeks arrested after making joke of “bomb in suitcase” at Copenhagen Airport

There is always a Greek somewhere in the world… Most of these Greeks we are proud of become famous due to extraordinary achievements in science and culture. But there are also these “other Greeks”, the “jokesters” who think the whole world is a joke and that making fun is the …

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Greece set to evacuate more Greeks & Foreigners from Libya

While the majority of Greek expats has been evacuated from Libya there are still 10 Greeks, 20 Greek Cypriots and38 Europeans  enclosed in the dessert at a construction site. Now they have been instructed to move some 50 km into a nearby town with airport big enough for a C-130 …

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