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Civil Protection warns of Very High Risk of Fires for several Greek regions, Sept 5

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued a fires risk warning for Wednesday,  September 5, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes. At Very High and High Risk of fires are the regions of Attica, Evia, Peloponnese, …

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Corfu wildfire partially under control, village evacuated

The wildfire on the island of Corfu was partially taken under control on Thursday evening. Fire Service and volunteers keep fighting against the flames as there are revivals. Some 110 people from the village Rahtades were earlier evacuated as a preventive measure. The fire broke out in a difficult to …

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Death toll in Athens wildfires rises to 93, victims list goes public

A 78-year-old victim of the Athens wildfires died in the Sismanogleio hospital in the Greek capital on Thursday morning, increasing the death toll to 93. The woman not in intensive care unit, however, she had serious health problems in addition to the fire injuries.The woman is the tenth victim to …

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One and a half ministerial Apology for the Athens Wildfires

The first minister apology for the Athens wildfires came by the deputy defense minister on Thursday morning. Even though with a delay of eleven days. The ministers of Foreign Affairs and the deputy for Citizen Protection and Public Order followed. Almost. Deputy Defense Minister, Fotis Kouvelis, said during a live …

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Up to 12 years to demolish illegal constructions on Greece’s coastline

Demolition of illegal constructions prohibiting access to the sea have started in Halkidiki, North Greece on Thursday morning. Short before 10 o’ clock municipality workers and representatives from local authorities moved to “Gatzoureika” settlement along the old land road Polychonoy-Chaniotis on the first leg of Halkidi peninsula in Kassandra. After …

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Preliminary Conclusions on Wildfires Tragedy by Athens University

The Department of Geology and Geo-Environment and the postgraduate program “Strategies for Management of the Environment, Disasters and Crises” of the University of Athens have published a report with scientific data and preliminary conclusions regarding the fires that affected Attica on July 23rd 2018. The data are presented in a …

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Body with burns spotted floating in sea off Glyfada – Fleves

A body floating in the sea was recovered on Tuesday morning near the islet of Fleves in the sea area of Glyfada in south Athens. The macabre finding was discovered by the owner of a private boat sailing from the marina in Glyfada to the island of Aegina at 8:30 …

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Greeks hold candle event to honor the fires victims in Athens

A few hundred people gathered outside the Greek Palriament at Syntagma Square on Monday evening to honor the  dozens of victims of the deadly wildfires in East Athens. With candles the formed a heart and the date of the unprecedented tragedy <23-7>. Their solidarity with the victims’ families was silent. …

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Top plastic surgeon from Australia in Greece to help victims of wildfires

A top plastic surgeon based in Adelaide has traveled from Australia to Greece to offers his help and expert assistance to the victims of the wildfires who have suffered burn injuries. Dr John Greenwood who has developed synthetic skin product hopes to be able to use it on the fire …

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Mati video: Dozens trapped on rocky beach desperately waiting for help

Dozens of people are stranded on a rocky beach in Mati. Parents are holding tight their babies, children are crying in their mothers’ arms, elderly are sitting exhausted on the sharp rocks, young couples are hugging each other. Some have covered their heads with wet clothes to reduce exposure to …

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Firefighter’s baby dies in Athens fires, wife in critical condition

A 6-month-old baby boy died in the arms of his mother, as she fled the inferno beginning of the week. The boy’s father was one of the firefighters fighting against the raging Athens wildfires on Monday. Mother and son were found in the sea, five hours after the blaze reached …

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Civil Protection warns of Very High Risk of fires on Greek islands

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued a fire warning for Sunday, July 15th 2018. The warning refers to the island group of Dodecanese, the islands of Samos and Ikaria in East Aegean Sea and the prefectures of Herakleio and Lasithi on the island of Crete. For these areas there is a …

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Risk in Maries averted, local authorities speak of “arson mafia” behind the fires on Zakynthos

“I estimate that 10,000 stremmata has been burned down in the last three days,” mayor of Zakynthos Pavlos Kolokotsas told media on Monday, as the wildfires on the island continue to rage for third consecutive day. “It is a major ecological disaster, a perennial pine forest is on fire right …

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A record year of wildfires? Aerosols from Canada fires reach Greece

Southern Europe and British Columbia have been devastated by wildfires this summer. And they’re not the only ones – it seems like much of the world is ablaze right now, and this could be the new normal. Scientists have long predicted that global warming would lead to more wildfires in …

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SKAI TV fires journo implying Tsipras’ “former comrades” behind terror attack at Papadimos

Private broadcaster Skai TV fired a journalist just hours after he implied on a live show that ‘former comrades of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ were behind the terror attack against ex PM  Lucas Papadimos end of May in Athens. In his live magazine on Tuesday, Konstantinos Bogdanos criticized Alexis Tsipras …

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