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Tragedy in Fournoi: 11-year-old boy found dead in the sea

A tragedy unfolded on the island of Fournoi by Ikaria, when the body of an 11-year-old boy was pulled unconscious from the popular beach of Plaka. For hours locals, visitors and coast guard were searching for the child whose mother had reported it as missing. According to media information, the …

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Storm ALERT sent to residents of Samos, Ikaria, Dodecanese

A storm ALERT message via the 112 emergency line was sent to the residents of Samos, Ikaria and the Dodecanese on Sunday afternoon, November 6, 2022. The ALERT message warned them of dangerous weather phenomena (strong storms) from noon Sunday, until Monday morning, November 7. The message reads: “Dangerous weather …

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Mini Lockdown in Argolida, Evrytania; extension in 5 regional units (Covid-Map)

Greece’s Civil Protection imposed a mini lockdown to the regional units of Argolida, Peloponnese, and Evrytania, Epirus, with the aim to contain the spread of the coronavirus. At the same time, they extended the restrictions in the regional units of Achaia, Ilia and Messinia in Peloponnese, of Heraklio on the …

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Severe Weather: CP recommendations to islands residents in East Aegean

Greece’s Civil Protections has issued a “strong recommendation” warning for the residents of four islands regional units in the Eastern Aegean Sea due to weather change with heavy rainfalls, thunderstorms and stormy winds. The warning issued late on Thursday refers to the Regional Units of the islands: Ikaria, Samos, Lesvos …

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Six villages in Ikaria evacuated overnight due to wildfire

Six villages on the island of Ikaria were evacuated for several hours during the night as a wildfire fanned by northerly winds threatened to reach the settlements. Accoridng to locla media, the fire got out of control in the early morning hours of Thursday. On Thursday morning, the municipality of …

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Greece sends ship with medical staff and humanitarian aid to Beirut

Landing ship IKARIA of the Hellenic Navy left Greece for the port of Beirut early Sunday morning. The ferry carries medical and nursing staff of the Armed Forces as well as humanitarian aid and medical-pharmaceutical material. According to a statement by the Greek General Staff, the Ikaria will also load …

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Mayor of Ikaria to sue 25-year-old man for bringing COVID-19 on the island

The entire island of Ikaria in the Aegean is on alert. The locals are in panic and outrage, the  mayor threatens to sue a 25-year-old who despite his infection with COVID-19 traveled there and came in contact with the local population. 20 people in the villages of Rahes and Agios …

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Natalie Christopher ‘s “death was instant due to fall,” says Greek coroner

A tragic end for British scientist Natalie Christopher: her body was found crushed by a big rock, 70 hours after she went missing on the island of Ikaria on Monday morning. Thursday noon, coroner Nikos Karakoukis who inspected the spot for three hours confirmed that Christopher’s death was instant and …

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