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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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Man dies in Athens fire; More people evacuated are fire fronts raging in Greece

A 38-year-old man lost his life on Friday afternoon after he suffered serious head injuries while he was combating fire in Ippokratio Politia, in North-West Athens. The man, a civilian, has hit by a power column that crashed, state broadcaster ERT reported. According to earlier reports, the man was taken …

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Dramatic forest fires in Rovies, Evia; big blaze nears Ancient Olympia (videos)

Forest fires Greece: Locals and tourists in Rovies, Evia were urged to rush to the sea on Wednesday afternoon as the big fire front was heading to the village. Hardly had dozens of people reached the beach to be transferred to safety with coast guard vessels and the blames started …

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IANOS leaves behind 3 dead, one missing and extensive destruction

Three dead people, one missing woman and extensive destruction is what Medicane Ianos left behind after it swept over Greece from Thursday night to Sunday. Over 8,000 homes and businesses are still under water in the Prefecture of Karditsa, Central Greece, three days after nature struck. Its rage started in …

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First Greek in Wuhan evacuation flight, all passengers in quarantine

One Greek national is among the Europeans evacuated from Wuhan with a special flight chartered by France. Among the passengers were many French and dozens of other European citizens. On passenger showed symptoms suspected to cornavirus during the flight. The plane landed in Istres military base in Southern France, 50 …

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