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Five arrested in pro-Palestinian protest in Samos refugees structure (vids)

Greek police arrested five people in the closed migrants structure on the island of Samos around Tuesday midnight after a big crowd of migrants and refugees gathered to protest the attack at the Gaza hospital that killed over 500 people patients, medical and nursing personnel but also people who had sought …

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5 migrants die in boat incidents off Lesvos and Samos

Four men and one woman have lost their lives on Monday morning in two separate incidents with boats carrying migrants and refugees from Turkey to Greece. According to Greek authorities, four people died and 18 were rescued Monday after a boat carrying migrants apparently sank northeast of the Greek island …

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Samos: Turkish man arrested for hit-and-run Swiss tourist

A Turkish man has been arrested on the island of Samos and faces felony charges as well as for abandoning his victim over a hit-and-run that took place on Wednesday afternoon. His severely injured victim, a Swiss tourist, died a few hours later in the hospital. The victim was a …

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Helicopter crash during landing at Samos airport

A private helicopter crashed on the runway of Samos airport on Friday morning thus leading to delays in air traffic. The helicopter operator, a Turkish national,  is reported to be in good health. The helicopter of Turkish Mavi Air had taken off from the island of Paros and stopped to …

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Four migrants missing in boatwreck off Samos

Greece’s Coast Guard was alerted at dawn on Thursday when it was informed of missing migrants in the sea area off Samiopoula of the island of Samos in the eastern Aegean Sea. A Coast Guard vessel, a Frontex vessel and a Super Puma helicopter rushed in  the area for the …

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Samos, Dodecanese, Crete: Dangerous weather phenomena warning

Greece’s national emergency line warned residents on the islands of Samos, the Dodecanese and south Crete of dangerous weather phenomena on Sunday and early morning Monday, December 11-12, 2022. The messages warn of powerful thunderstorms and gale-force winds. they urge residents to avoid unnecessary travel and to follow instructions by …

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Storm ALERT sent to residents of Samos, Ikaria, Dodecanese

A storm ALERT message via the 112 emergency line was sent to the residents of Samos, Ikaria and the Dodecanese on Sunday afternoon, November 6, 2022. The ALERT message warned them of dangerous weather phenomena (strong storms) from noon Sunday, until Monday morning, November 7. The message reads: “Dangerous weather …

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Earthquake strikes with 4.8R the island of Samos

An earthquake stroke the island of Samos with 4.8 magnitude on the Richter scale early Sunday morning. According to the Geodynamic Institute of Greece, the epicenter of the earthquake was  in the sea area, 27 km North-North-East from the island’s capital Vathi and had focal depth 11.8 km. Other seismological …

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Village evacuation as fire rekindled on Lesvos; fire on Samos under control

Residents of the Vrysa village were ordered to evacuate on Wednesday afternoon after the fire in the south of Lesvos rekindled. Strong winds had revived the seemingly inactive fire pockets and thick smoke developed within just 15 minutes, state broadcaster ERT reported. The Fire Service gave the recommendation for the …

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UPDATE: Two villages evacuated as forest fire rages on Samos

The villages of Makria Pounta and Limnionas were evacuated late on Wednesday as the fire that broke out on the island of Samos on Wednesday afternoon has been raging without a stop. The fire continued its destructive work, and orders were given to evacuate the villages of Limnionas and Makria …

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+++Fire-fighting helicopter crash off Samos: 2 rescued, 2 dead UPDATE (video, pcts)

A fire-fighting helicopter crashed into the sea off the island of Samos on Wednesday afternoon. Four crew member missing. Big Search and Rescue Operation underway. According to preliminary information, the helicopter, type ER-MH4, crashed while it was attempting to collect water from the sea. The helicopter was participating in the …

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Silver Alert: UK national Archibald Green missing on Samos

UK national on vacations on the island of Samos, ARCHIBALD GREEN, 73 years old, went missing on May 26, 2022. He went missing On Thursday morning in the area of Marina by Pythagorio, Greece’s Silver Alter service said in a Missing bulletin. Green has blue eyes, is 1.90 m tall and …

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Coast Guard prevents 5 boats with over 450 migrants to enter Greece

Alarm in the Aegean Sea: five boats with dozens of migrants onboard attempted to illegally cross into Greek territorial waters in the early morning hours of Monday. The Greek Coast Guard spotted the boats between the islands of Chios and Samos and th operation is still ongoing on Monday noon. …

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Forest fire on Samos island out of control; one suspect arrested

A forest fire has been raging on the island of Samos since 10 o’ clock Tuesday morning and is out of control also in early evening. A village nearby has been evacuated, support fire fighting forces are on the way to the island in the eastern Aegean Sea. One suspect …

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Greece probes Samos crash that killed witness in Netanyahu trial

Authorities in Greece Tuesday opened an investigation into the crash of a private Cessna aircraft from Israel that killed a prosecution witness in the corruption trial of former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The plane crashed in the sea off the island of Samos on Monday evening, as it was …

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Two Israelis die when Cessna crashes into the sea off Samos – SAR Video

Τhe bodies of two Israeli nationals have been recovered short after 9 o’ clock Monday evening following the crash of a small Cessna aircraft off the island of Samos, eastern Aegean Sea. According to state broadcaster ERT, rescuers located first the body of one passenger, a woman, and short time …

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