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One race athlete dead, one seriously injured when lightning strikes in N. Greece

One athlete was killed and another was seriously injured when a lightning struck participants of the Six Peaks Night Mountain Race on mountain Falakro in northern Greece in the early hours of Sunday. A third athlete survived with hypothermia, while the fourth athlete in the group, a woman, escaped the …

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Four more ethnic Greeks killed in east Ukraine; fatalities rise to 10 (UP)

Four more ethnic Greeks are killed in eastern Ukraine raising the total fatalities to ten on a single day. The Greek Foreign MInistry announced late on Saturday that four more ethnic Greeks were killed in Sartana, eastern Ukraine. Another four were killed Saturday afternoon in the village of Bugas, some …

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Two ethnic Greeks killed, two injured by Ukrainian soldiers

Two ethnic Greeks were fatally shot and two others were seriously injured by three Ukrainian soldiers in the village of Granitna, near the country’s eastern border with Russia, the Greek Foreign ministry said on Monday. The ministry said the incident took place after an argument over an “insignificant matter.” No …

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2 high-school children killed, a third seriously injured in Samos earthquake

Two high-school children, a boy and a girl, both 17 years old, were killed during the earthquake that hit the island of Samos short before 2 o’ clock Friday noon. A third student, a 14-year-old boy is currently airlifted to a hospital in Athens. Firefighters and rescuers recovered the two …

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Speed boat kills British national on the island of Corfu (UPD)

Tragedy on the island of Corfu: A British national was found dead in the sea area of Avlaki in the north-east of the island in the Ionian Sea. According to preliminary information, the woman was hit by the propeller of a speed boat. Vessels of the Coast Guard have recovered …

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One Greek killed, another injured in fire on freighter “Faneromeni”

A 55-year-old Greek sailor was killed and a 26-year-old Greek colleague was injured in a fire that broke out on the Greek-flagged freighter “Faneromeni” on early Wednesday morning. Both Greeks were engineers. The freighter was sailing in the Arabian Sea, wben the fire broke out at approximately 04:00 (Athens time), …

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Mykonos: 18-year-old tourist killed when two cars fall off cliff

Tragic end for an 18-year-old tourist on summer vacations on the island of Mykonos. The girl was killed on the spot when the vehicle she was with another three friends fell off a cliff. The dream vacations for a group of 8 young tourists turned into a nightmare in the …

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Mama bear most likely buried her killed cubs, says Artcuros

Two bear cubs have been found dead and buried in a farm plot in the lakeside area between Polykarpis and Fotini, by Kastoria, northern Greece. The cubs were killed by a car. But who buried them? Most likely it was the mama bear, say members of emergency response team of …

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Erdogan: “Athens killed two migrants” – Greece: “Gross, Fake News!”

Greece dismissed late on Sunday the claims by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that “Athens killed two migrants” at the Greek-Turkish borders. It is “gross and deliberate misinformation: Fake News,” government spokesman Stelios Petsas responded. “Athens has no respect for international migration law and Greek security forces had killed two …

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Explosion in state LARCO mining plant kills worker, father of three

An explosion in the state-run mining and metallurgical enterprise LARCO killed a worker, a 55-year-old father of three. The accident comes a day after the LARCO workers’ union denounced “lack of safety measures.” The accident took place in the company’s plant in Larymna, the port town in Fthiotis, Central Greece, …

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Cameraman killed by flare while filming traditional event in Kalamata (video)

A 53-year-old cameraman was killed by a flare on Easter Sunday while he was filming the custom of flares war in Kalamata, south Peloponnese. Kostas Theodorakakis was filming the event when a flare hit him on the head. He was immediately transferred to the local hospital when he passed away …

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