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Mafia-style execution: Businessman shot, body found inside burning car

The charred body of well-known businessman Christos Gialias was found in a burning vehicle in the West Attica suburb of Mandra on Wednesday evening. A Kalashnikov weapon was also found inside the car. It is the second mafia-style execution since January 1, 2024. It was neighbors who alarmed the police …

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14-year-old boy charged with murder of older brother

A prosecutor in Athens charged a 14-year-old boy with homicide with probable intent, possession and use of weapons after he confessed to the shooting and killing his 17-year-old brother on Thursday evening. The body of the 17-year-old boy was found by cyclists in an abandoned industrial area of Mandra, west …

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Two large fires in West Attica force evacuations; Fire Service briefing

Residents in two settlements in West Attica have been ordered to evacuate early Tuesday evening after a fire broke out in agricultural and forest land in Mandra. It is the second wildfire in the broader area, after the one in forested area in Haidari suburb of Piraeus, some ten kilometers …

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Court acquits 13 defendants for deadly flash-floods in Mandra

After judicial procedures that lasted one and a half year, a court in Athens acquitted 13 out of 21 defendants for the deadly flash floods in Mandra, west Attica, in November 2017, where 24 people lost their lives. The three-member criminal court acquitted former regional governor Rena Dourou (SYRIZA) and …

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Prosecutor files charges against officials for deadly Mandra flash floods of 2017

The Athens Prosecutor’s Office filed four charges of misdemeanor against nine individuals – including Attica Governor Rena Dourou and mayors of regional towns – for the deadly flash flood in Mandra, western Attica, sixteen months ago in November 2017, which claimed the lives of 25 people. According to the prosecutor’s …

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Inspectors’ report blames municipality, forestry officials for deadly flash-floods in Mandra

Forestry officials, elected municipal officers and engineers from the private sector share the responsibility for the deadly flash floods that hit western Attica in November 2017,  an official report published on Monday said. Twenty-four people died in the floods, that swept through Mandra and devastated the town after torrential rain. …

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Flash-flooded Mandra hit by floods again as Low “Nefeli” sweeps across Greece (videos)

Torrential rains flooded again Mandra and Nea Peramos in West Attica, the villages that were stroke by flash floods in Last November and 24 people lost their lives. Scared and concerned Mandra residents see again rain waters rushing through the streets, covering large areas, and sweeping away cars, garbage bins …

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“Human irresponsibility and bureaucracy” reason 24 people died in Mandra flash floods, say inspectors

Extreme weather caused the flash floods in Mandra, but “human irresponsibility and bureaucracy” are the causes for the tragedy that took the lives of 24 people in Mandra, West Attica, one and a half month ago. These are the findings of a research conducted by inspectors at the General Inspector …

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Humanitarian aid sent to flash floods victims lands abandoned in the forest

Trousers, blouses, shirts, jackets, pullovers, brand new children shoes …. the humanitarian aid ordinary citizens sent to people hit by the flash floods is simple left in the woods near Mandra. The pictures showing the abandoned clothes in the forest of Kiafa were shot by social media users and uploaded …

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One more body recovered under the debris, death toll increases to 21

The body of a man was recovered from the mud and debris at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. He was found near the stream close to the depot of the Mandra Municipality. In a machine-shop nearby two more bodies were recovered in the last days. With the tragic discovery on …

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Help for flash floods victims: Mandra Municipality appeals for food & other items, donations, volunteers

The Municipality of Mandra in West Attica has issued a call for help for the flood victims. Food, drinking water, medicine, clothing and footwear but also sleeping bags and blankets are needed for the thousands of families affected by the floods, exposed in cold and decreasing temperatures in houses and …

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Three more bodies recovered, death toll in flash floods increased to 19

Three more bodies have been recovered in the floods of West Attica on Saturday morning increasing the number of dead into 19. Crews keep searching for missing persons. The body of one man buried under tons of mud was found near the depot of the Municipality of Mandra at the …

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Death toll reaches 15, still 3 missing in floods. PM Tsipras declares ‘national mourning’

The drama in West Attica floods has no end.  The bodies of more and more people who died in the floods have been recovered. The majority of them were elderly trapped in their homes, unable to escape the powerful force of the rushing waters bring mud and rubble from the …

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+++ Ten people die, several missing in West Attica floods, dramatic rescue operations (videos, picts)

Hour by hour the death toll in West Attica floods is increasing, while an unknown number of missing people has been reported to authorities by concerned relatives. The body of an 82-year-old woman was found by fire fighters short before 10 a.m. Wednesday. The woman was trapped inside her home …

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Four dead, three injured in West Attica floods, tons of water turn towns into mud lakes (videos, picts)

Torrential rains that started in the dawn of Wednesday and kept sending tons of water in Western Attica have flooded homes and shops in Mandra and Nea Peramos, the wider area of Megara as well as parts of the old and the new Athens-Corinth highway. Two elderly lost their lives …

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