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Wildfire rages in SE Athens: Residents evacuated, one firefighter in hospital, houses burnt (videos)

At least one house has been reportedly burnt , one firefighter was taken to hospital due to respiratory problems and residents of Panorama Voula, South Athens, and neighboring areas were urged to evacuate their homes due to the wildfire on Saturday afternoon. Two bed-ridden elderly have been reportedly taken to …

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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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Australian escapes death after explosives detonate in his car in Glyfada

A powerful explosion took place on Friday morning in an open parking lot on Vouliagmenis Avenue in Glyfada suburb of South Athens. An Australian citizen under whose car explosives were placed got injured in legs and hands. Four other vehicles parked next to the car were damaged. It was short …

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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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Authorities proceed with controlled explosion of WWII projectile in Glyfada

Authorities have launched the procedure of controlled explosion of a WWII bomb found in Ano Glyfada, suburb of south-east Athens. Residents in surrounding houses have been evacuated, police has stopped traffic in the broader area. The projectile was discovered after excavation at the boundary of the Air Force camp fence. …

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Oil Spill: To Swim or Not To Swim? Stand of Athens Riviera beaches

Shipping minister Panagiotis Kouloumblis stunned and confused residents of Athens, Piraeus and Salamina when he stated Thursday evening on Skai TV that “people can go swimming” there was no problem in Salamina. Indeed. Friday morning, some brave ones wore their bathing suits, packed their things and went for their daily …

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Tanker Oil Spill out of control, reaches Piraeus and beaches in Athens Riviera

With every wind blow, with every wave the oil spill sails a bit further. The thick, oily, stinky, black carpet breaks into pieces that now sail independently, swept away by the winds, the waves and the sea currents. It is normally the penetrating smell of petroleum that has locals to …

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Glyfada Metropolis: “Salt therapy is incompatible with the Orthodox faith”

“Salt Therapy is incompatible with the Orthodox faith and life.” The message is simple and understandable. Salt chambers? Salt crystals? These are dangerous tools that spiritually mislead the Orthodox believers. And they have to reject them without a second thought. This is what is said in a statement issued by …

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UPD Silver Alert: French woman reconnected with her family

UPDATE: The French who was found by the police wandering in Glyfada a couple of days ago, was reconnected with her family. According to a statement issued by Silver Alert, the reconnection was done with the aid of the French Consulate in Athens. The name of the woman is given …

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