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Lightning strikes the Acropolis injuring tourists and guards (video)

Four people were injured after a lightning stroke the Acropolis of Athens during a thunderstorm on Wednesday afternoon. The injured have been transferred to Evangelismos hospital in the city center. The unprecedented incident occurred around 4:30 in the afternoon. According to preliminary information, the lightning stroke at the ticket counter …

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Crete: Record rainfall for 41 consecutive hours, 15,500 lightnings on Feb 24-26

Non-stop rain, for 41 consecutive hours, hit the island of Crete between February 24 and 26, while a total of 15,500 bolts of lightning fell, data released by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) has shown. The unprecedented rainfall flooded mainly the West part of Crete and caused huge damages …

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Lightning strikes Eurowings flight EW652 from Cologne to Thessaloniki

A shock for Eurowings passengers heading to Thessaloniki in North Greece from Cologne in Germany on Wednesday morning. A lightning stroke Eurowings flight EW652 forcing the pilot to return to departure airport for safety reasons. Eurowings flight EW652 had to return to Cologne, Germany, on Wednesday morning, after the airplane …

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More than 22,000 Lightnings fell in Ionian Sea and Epirus on a single day

An extremely high number of lightning, that is more than 22,000 fell in the Ionian Sea and the mainland of West Greece on a single day. According to ZEUS system of Greece’s National Observatory the extremely high number of lightnings fell in the early morning hours until 5:30 p.m. on …

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More than 93,500 Lightning Strikes recorded in Greece in June

More than 93,500 lightning strikes have been recorded in Greece in the month of June that was hit by several bad weather fronts. The National Observatory in Athens said that the activity of the electrical phenomena recorded by the ZEUS electrical detection system was quite high in June. With the …

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Rhodes: Lightning strikes right next to a group of people (video)

“We narrowly escaped,” a man wrote on his Facebook acocunt and posted a video showing a lightning striking right next a group of Greeks enjoying their coffee on the island of Rhodes. Vassilis Anadiotis from Patras was apparently still overwhelmed by the shock to see a lightning crashing like a …

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Lightning strikes 14-year-old on training in football club in Larissa, Central Greece

A lightning stroke 14-year-old boy who was training in the stadium of Football Academy in Larissa, Central Greece, on Wednesday afternoon. The teenager was severely injured and passed out. He was reportedly transferred to a local hospital, where doctors are struggling to keep him alive. A summer storm hit the …

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Lighting strikes intercity bus in Northern Greece, burns it to the ground (video)

An unprecedented incident occurred in North-Eastern Greece, when a lightning stroke an intercity bus on a national road on Saturday afternoon. The bus was burned to the ground and it was due to the electric discharge system of the bus and the driver’s quick reflexes that averted a tragedy. The …

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Crete: Lightning injures 7 tourists in Knossos archaeological site

A lightning fell in the archaeological site of Knossos in Crete, on Friday morning injuring 6 tourists with one of them reportedly being in critical condition.  According to local media, the lightning fell at 9:30 in the morning near a group of Russian tourists visiting the site. The tourists had …

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