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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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Fires are sweeping in SW Greece; one dead

A 55-year-old man has died while he was assisting firefighters to extinguish a wildfire in the village Myrtia, Peloponnese, one of the many in central and southern Greece on Friday. It is suggested that the man have died of strong smoke inhalation, an autopsy will determine the exact causes of …

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Wildfire on Paros island: Residents ordered to evacuate (video)

A wildfire broke out on the island of Paros on Monday and thus near the area of Pyrgaki. Strong winds blowing in the area with intensity of up to 8 Beaufort make the work of firefighter to extinguish the blaze extremely difficult. Video: As the fire front is moving towards …

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Greece concludes repatriation of Greeks, EU and third-countries citizens from Israel

Greece has successfully repatriated its citizens from Israel and also evacuated EU and third-counties citizens, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday morning. The repatriation procedures were done via the Greek Embassy in Tel Aviv and the Consulate in Jerusalem. “On Monday, October 9, the initial group of …

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Greece Floods: Death toll rise to 6. Ten missing. Evacuation launched (vids)

UPDATE: Death tool in the floods rose to six on Thursday afternoon, after rescuers found two elderly women dead in their home in the village Astritsa, Central Greece. Relatives of the two women,aged 75 and 80, had alerted authorities as they had no contact with them. Rescuers evacuating people in …

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Fires are ranging in Evros on 12. day; ongoing evacuations (vids, picts)

Two fire fronts in the region of Evros, north-eastern Greece, are raging for 12. consecutive day on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. The residents of three villages, Kotronia, Giannouli and Sidiro, were ordered to evacuate early afternoon. The fires are currently in the area of Leptokarya and particularly at Meghalo Rema …

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Loutraki wildfire out of control: Athens-Corinth highway closed to traffic

Greek police has stopped traffic circulation on the Athens-Corinth national highway from the Agii Theodori intersection to the Epidaurus intersection, on Monday, due to wildfires southeast of the resort town of Loutraki in western Attica. Traffic has been shut down on both directions. Video: The blaze of Loutraki before the …

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Fires are raging in Vatera, Lesvos, and Dadia Natural Forest in NE Greece

Several major fires are burning across Greece on Sunday burning down thousands of acres of forest and low vegetation land, forcing residents and tourists to evacuations. Some of the 53 wildfires that started on Friday and Saturday still raging at Sunday noon. The most extensive, and dangerous, fire is 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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Thessaloniki Fire: Two intubated, 11 injured, dozens evacuated (video)

Over 44 people were evacuated, eleven people have been rushed to hospitals and two have been intubated after a big fire broke out in the building housing the Thessaloniki Chamber of Industry, on Aristotelous Square in the center of the city in northern Greece. The fire broke out short before …

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Residents evacuated, houses burned down when wildfire broke out at resort near Athens

Greek authorities ordered outlying parts of the coastal resort town Nea Makri near Athens evacuated late Monday after a large wildfire broke out in the area. At least two houses and several vehicles were burned down, but no injuries to residents or firefighters were reported. Γαμω την τρέλα μου.. και …

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