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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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Dozens rush to rescue shelter animals threatened by wildfire in Athens

Dozens of animal lovers rushed to rescue animals from a shelter that was threatened from a wildfire. The fire broke out Saturday noon at the feet of mountain Hymettus in eastern Athens and threatened the shelter in the municipality of Vyronas that hosts some 70 dogs. On social media, the …

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6 remanded in custody for Moria blaze, 3 arrested for Samos reception center fire

Six Afghan nationals were remanded in custody by order of a prosecutor on the island of Lesvos on Monday. They were arrested last week on charges of arson and participation in a criminal group, for the fire that destroyed the Moria refugee camp earlier in September.  Four of the six …

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6 foreign nationals arrested for Moria fires; Video helped identify one

Six foreign nationals have been arrested as suspects for the fires that destroyed the refugees camp in Moria a week ago.  Five were first arrested and the last member of the group, who was at large, was arrested on Tuesday evening. Short after the six arrests, a video allegedly shot …

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Poros: Two passengers injured when fire breaks out on touristic boat

Two passengers were slightly injured, when a fire broke out on chartered touristic boat anchored at the old port of the island of Poros on Friday afternoon. The passengers of ALAIA, a 71-year-old Greek and a 21-year-old foreign national have been transferred to the hospital of Argos for treatment of …

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Moria: Homeless refugees to be accommodated in ferry, navy ships, tents

Some 2,000  vulnerable refugees now homeless after the devastating fire in Moria camp, will be temporarily accommodated on board of a passenger ferry and two Navy landing ships, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis announce don Wednesday. The vessel, made available free of charge by the shipping company Blue Star …

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New fire breaks out in Moria camp on Wed evening

A new large fire broke out at the Reception and Identification Center in Moria early Wednesday evening, just hours after the overcrowded hotspot on the island of Lesvos was largely destroyed by the fire the previous night. The fire is reportedly burning in the area of ​​Eleonas, the olive grove, …

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Wildfires rage in East Attica, settlements evacuates in Kalivia, Anavyssos, Keratea

East Attica wildfires: Church bells were ringing calling the residents of Anavyssos to evacuate the area; a police car was also calling on people to leave the area in southern East Attica as the fire front had already reached the yards of some houses. Thick smoke has turned day into …

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