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Chernobyl fire has not affected Greece, says Atomic Energy Commission

The Greek Atomic Energy Commission (EEAE) on Thursday said that radiation levels in Greece are normal after the forest fire that raged near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant between April 4 and 14. On its official page, EEAE says that according to information provided by Ukrainian authorities, “radiation measurements conducted …

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Two elderly women rescued from apartment fire in south Athens (video)

Two elderly women were rescued from a fire that broke out in an fifth-floor apartment in Palaio Faliro suburb of southern Athens on Thursday morning. Both women were transferred to hospital. One suffered injuries in hands, legs and face, the second had respiratory issues. Based on footage from the scene, …

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Homeless elderly man dies in fire in abandoned building

An elderly homeless man found a tragic death in a fire in an abandoned building where he had his saw mill years ago. The 70-year-old man was living inside the building and was receiving a poverty allowance of 100 euros, neighbors who supplied him also with food told media. The …

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Fire in Athens hotel: People trapped, 20 evacuations, 5 in hospital (UPD)

People have been trapped in balconies and the roof top of Athenaeum Palace Hotel where a fire broke out at 11:40 noon on Thursday. Strong firefighter forces rushed to the hotel on Syggrou Avenue in the district of Neos Kosmos in south Athens. The firefighters are reportedly operating on two …

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Afghan refugee dies in fire in Kara Tepe camp on Lesvos

A 27-year-old Afghan refugee died in a fire Kara Tepe camp on the island of Lesvos early Thursday morning. The fire broke out inside the container where the woman lived with her 28-year-old husband and their three children aged 5, 2 and an infant. The 28-year-old husband passed out from …

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Greek Foreign Ministry dismiss Turkish claims of “firing at refugee boats”

The Greek Foreign Ministry categorically dismissed the claims by Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, that the Greek Coast Guard “has been firing at refugee boats, sinking them and wounding the passengers. “We categorically reject today’s statements by the Turkish Foreign Minister,” the Greek Foreign Ministry said in a statement late …

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Turkey’s FM claims “Greece has been opening fire at refugee boats”

An unbelievable claim made publicly by Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu. “Greece has been firing at refugee boats, sinking them in the Aegean, people are drowned, others forcibly return to Turkey wounded,” Cavusoglu said during a joint press conference with his German counterpart, Heiko Mass, in Ankara on Saturday. #Greece …

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65-year-old British woman dies in home fire in Glyfada, Athens

A 65-year-old British woman died in a fire in her home in Glyfada suburb of Athens, the Fire Service said in a statement. The fire broke out in the early morning hours of Friday, around 2 a.m. Fire fighters found the woman’s body after they had extinguished the fire. Χωρίς …

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Samos: Big fire in the hot spot hosting 5,700 people (videos) UPD

A fire broke out at the Reception and Identification Center of the islands of Samos late on Monday evening. According to initial media reports, the situation is serious, tents and buildings are burning down. A big force of firefighters is trying to extinguish the blaze. Thousands of refugees and migrants …

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“Only one woman died died in Moria fire,” says Greek Health Ministry

Moria

More than twelve hours after the fire in container in the hot spot of Moria and there was still confusion about the number of dead. Greek Health Ministry issued a statement on Monday morning speaking of only “one dead woman.” While media continued to reproduce the rumors about one dead …

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Moria: One Afghan woman and her child die in container fire

UPDATE A woman from Afghanistan and her child are the victims of the fire that broke out in a container in the refugee camp of Moria on the island of Lesvos on Sunday afternoon. State-run news agency amna reports that the body of the woman was transferred to the hospital …

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Mitsotakis Mati Tragedy: At UN he blames “climate change,” at home “Syriza”

Greeks were stunned to hear Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, saying on Monday that the devastating fire in Mati was due to the climate change. You see, ever since the disaster that caused the lives of 102 people in july 2018, New Democracy has been accusing the Regional governor of Attica, …

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Zakynthos: Two fires break out simultaneously in Maries (UPD)

Hardly have firefighters managed to set the big fire in Keri-Agalas under control on Monday, and another fire broke out on the island of Zakynthos on Tuesday afternoon. Τhis time the fire is in Maries neat the Prto Vromi bay in the North-West part of the island in the Ionian …

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Zakynthos Fire: Dramatic moments as two villages evacuated (picts, vids)

Dramatic moments on the island of Zakynthos: Authorities ordered the evacuation of houses and hotel facilities in the villages of Keri and Agala in the south-west of the island in the Ionian Sea. The fire broke out in Agalas village on Sunday morning and by 2:30 in the afternoon it …

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Kefalonia fire: Dozens of tourists evacuated (picts, video)

Dozens of tourists were evacuated early Saturday morning from the villages Lourdata and Vlahata on the island of Kefalonia due to two wild fires raging in the area. Strong winds hinder the firefighters’ work. The two fires broke out almost at the same time short before 6 o’ clock in …

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