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Public bus in Thessaloniki goes in flames as it drives to bus stop

A public bus in the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, burst into flames as it was traveling in the district of Agios Athanassios, in Halkidona Municipality on Saturday. The driver and the passengers managed to disembark  in time, no injury has been reported. The Fire Service rushed to the spot …

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“I heard an explosion, my clothes got fire” says survivor as second Covid-patient dies

  The man was one of three patients in the ward where the fire broke out on Wednesday morning. A 79-year old patient was completely burned and died on the spot. The third patient, a 72-year-old man, also sustained burn injuries and “is being treated out of danger”, director of …

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Forest fire on Samos island out of control; one suspect arrested

A forest fire has been raging on the island of Samos since 10 o’ clock Tuesday morning and is out of control also in early evening. A village nearby has been evacuated, support fire fighting forces are on the way to the island in the eastern Aegean Sea. One suspect …

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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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Two truck drivers still trapped on Euroferry Olympia; number of missing unclear

At least two people, two truck drivers, are trapped on the burning Euroferry Olympia still Friday noon and are reportedly receiving instructions on how to reach the upper deck so that they can be evacuated with a helicopter. One of them is reportedly a Bulgarian national and the second one …

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Euroferry Olympia: Two people still trapped on burning ship, reports of missing persons

Dozens of passengers and crew members were on board of the Euroferry Olympia have been evacuated from the burning ship and are reportedly on lifeboats and coast guard vessels sailing to the island of Corfu short after 10 o’ clock Friday morning. There are currently reports of some 11 missing …

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Two children die, toddler seriously injured in house fire in Kamatero, NW Athens

Τwo children died and a toddler was seriously injured in a house fire in Kamatero suburb of North-West Athens on Tuesday morning. The bodies of two boys aged 12 and 13 were found in the bedroom by fire fighters called to the scene by neighbors. The 2-year-old child was carried …

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Vilia, West Attica: Fire is raging out of control for 4th consecutive day

Residents of five settlements in the wider area of Vilia, western Attica, had to be evacuated at 4 o’ clock Thursday morning as the flames approached and the blaze is raging for the fourth consecutive day. Twelve hours earlier, buses to transfer locals away from the fire front had been …

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Fire-fighting aircraft crashes on Zakynthos, pilot safe (video)

A PZL firefighting airplane crashed during operations to put out a fire on Zakynthos island on Sunday. The pilot survived. Media reported that the pilot made an emergency landing on the trees in the Makria Rahi area and managed to get out of the wreck. A local told Ionian TV …

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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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Firefighters, civilians injured in the Athens forest fire (UPD)

Several firefighters and civilians were injured in the big forest fire in north Athens and were taken to hospitals in the Greek capital on Thursday evening. Two volunteer firefighter are intubated. Injured are: one firefighter, four volunteer firefighters, and five civilians. The firefighter was injured in the battle against the …

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Power grid ADMIE does not rule out electricity cuts due to fire in NW Athens

Greece’s power grid ADMIE (IPTO) warned on Thursday evening of the possibility of rolling cuts in electricity supply depending of the evolution of the forest fire in Kryoneri and Drosogpigi in North-West Athens. The fire has put out of operation two circuits that supply the High Voltage Center of Agios …

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Fire at migrants’ camp on Samos; two asylum seekers detained

Police detained two asylum seekers after a fire broke out in the Migrants’ Reception and Identification Center camp on the island of Samos early Friday morning. Ten firefighters with 5 trucks rushed to the area and extinguished the fire before it would create big damage. According to local media samosvoice, …

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Three migrants die in fire in abandoned building in Thessaloniki

Greece’s fire department says three migrants have been found dead following a fire in an abandoned building in the center of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. The three men, believed to have been from Algeria, had been living on the third floor of the abandoned building. Firefighters said the …

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Teenager boy with disabilities dies in apartment fire in Thessaloniki

Α teenager boy with physical disabilities found a horrible death in a fire in an apartment in Thessaloniki on Tuesday. Firefighters recovered the body of the 16-year-old boy with disabilities that prevented him from leaving the room and escape the fire. According to initial investigations, firefighters suspect that the fire …

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