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Van on fire moves downhill out of control in Rethymno (video)

A van caught fire and started moving backwards and downhill on a street  in the city of Rethymno in the island of Crete on Thursday morning. The 70-year-old driver managed to get of the moving vehicle without injuries. Without the driver and out of control, the van continued its route …

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Cretan “bully” in temporary detention for attacking German tourists

The Cretan bully from Mylopotamos has been ordered to temporary detention for the attack of the German family and their exposure to danger a week ago. The 38-year-old gave a testimony that lasted six hours on Friday. He tried to convince the judicial authorities that it was the German tourists …

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New Rethymno fire under control – Strong suspicion on arson

All fire fronts in Aghios Vassilios municipality in south Rethymno that broke out on Monday afternoon are currently under control, the Fire Brigade said on Tuesday. It is unclear whether the fires on Monday were rekindled fires of Friday and Saturday or new fires. Local authorities claim “arson”pointing out fires …

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Rethymno: Six villages evacuated as wildfire is raging Friday night (videos, pcts)

An extremely difficult battle against the flames is still being fought by the fire brigade in Rethymno, as the fires that broke out in Rodakino and between Orne and Krya Vrysi are still raging on Friday night. Strong winds blowing with intensity of up to 8 Beaufort make fire-extinction work …

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Skyros, Thassos, Crete heavily hit by torrential rainfalls (picts)

Torrential rainfalls have been hitting several parts of Greece from the north to the south, flooding streets, homes and businesses and destroying infrastructure. The sporades islands but also Thassos were badly hurt by the rainstorms, while Crete was hit as well. Two bridges collapsed, streets turned into rivers and tourists …

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Femicide on Crete: Stavroula shot dead with hunting rifle

A 47-year-old woman was shot dead by a neighbor inside her business store in Panormo, Rethymno, on Sunday. After shooting at the woman with a hunting rifle, the 49–year-old perpetrator fled and he was later found to have shot himself in the head. Stavroula is the eight victim of femicide …

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Crete: Truck driver punches tax officers, sends them to hospital

A Cretan truck driver angry about an inspector’s control punched two tax officers and sent them with injuries to the hospital. The driver was about to deliver goods to a canteen in Rethymnon, Crete, when the tax officers stopped him and asked him to show delivery papers and invoices. The …

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Crete: Mother, 2 children pulled out car plunged in 80-meter deep cliff

A mother and her two children aged 9 and 10, were pulled out of  a car that fell off a cliff in the region of Rethymon Prefecture, Crete, on Tuesday. A woman was reportedly driving between Sisses and Aloides, when she lost control of the car that plunged into an …

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Rethymno: Breeder’s murder on Crete revives 10-year-old vendetta

The atmosphere is tense in Ano Meros by Amari village after the murder of a 63-year-old stock-breeder. Locals express fear for the revival of an old vendetta between two families as the victim has allegedly killed the grandfather of the suspected murderer. The breeder was assassinated with three bullets in …

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Frontex pictures from the rescue operation of Russian tourist drifted off Crete

The Frontex has released pictures from the rescue operation of the Russian tourist who was drifted away in the sea while on an air mattress. The missing for 20 hours. The 55-year-old Russian national was spotted by Frontex border patrol aircraft and was rescued by the Greek Coast Guard. She …

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Crete: Owner Lets Chained Dog Die in Rusty Barrel

That’s the sear animal abuse and not only! The owner of a dog let him die chained into a rusty barrel and he didn’t even bother to remove the cadaver of the unlucky soul. It is not known how the unfortunate creature died. Whether from starvation or sickness. The Animal …

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