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Rock slide still disrupts Athens-Corinth highway; prosecutor intervenes

Τhe rock slide on the new Athens-Corinth highway on early Thursday triggered the intervention of the head of the Athens First Instance Prosecutor’s Office. The rock slide occurred in the Athens direction of the highway, traffic was halted with drivers and passengers to remain trapped in the vehicles for hours. …

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Rock crush on Crete hotel facility; tourist dead, child injured UPDATE

Tragedy on Crete: A rock crushed on a small hotel facility in Lasithi, killing one woman, seriously injuring her child. The tragedy took place in Agia Fotia resort village near to Ierapetra short before Saturday midnight. According to local media neakriti.gr, a large piece of rock detached, rolled down the …

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Fokida: One man killed, three others trapped in bauxite mine cave-in

One man was killed and three others were trapped after the cave-in of a tunnel near the central entrance of the bauxite mines of IMERYS near the village Variani, on the 51st km of the road linking Lamia with Amfissa, central Greece, on Wednesday. The accident occurred in tunnel 617 …

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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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Earthquakes in Peloponnese bring rock into granny’s home yard

Granny Aggeliki Georgatou was already scared due to the several earthquakes that occurred in South-West Peloponnese on Monday. She was watching television, when she heard a tremble and heard a loud noise. It wasn’t an earthquake, though. It was a rock that detached from the mountain fell in the yard …

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Tourists narrowly escape death as cliff collapses at Zakynthos shipwreck (videos)

People narrowly escapes death when the cliff collapses at the beach of Zakynthos shipwreck on Thursday morning. Three people sitting on a boat seem to escape the rock slide in the last moment. A woman tries to hold on an overturned boat. A man tries to reach her but nature …

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Zakynthos shipwreck: Landslide overturns boats, injures tourists

A landslide in the area of the famous  Zakynthos shipwreck has overturned boats and injured tourists who were visiting the iconic site. So far, reports about injuries and possible missing tourists are conflicting with media to speak of one to three injured tourists. +++According to latest information (01:30 pm): A …

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UPD Greek engineers warn: “Acropolis is crumbling!”

As if taxes wouldn’t cause enough crumbling in our pockets now a new disaster emerges on the horizon of the crisis-ridden country. Our beloved Acropolis, the Monument of Monuments, is crumbling! Engineers investigating the rockfall of last January found out that  part of the huge rock on which the Parthenon …

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