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Three people, including child, die in apartment fire in Thessaloniki suburb

A child, an elderly woman and a man died on Tuesday in a fire that broke out in an apartment in Kordelio, a suburb of the northern port city of Thessaloniki, the state-run Athens-Macedonia News Agency has reported.

Reports suggested that firefighters managed to rescue two people from the blaze in a fifth-floor apartment on 5 Trapezoundos Street, while a third succeeded in escaping before the fire service arrived. All three are being treated for injuries, though it was not clear whether they their lives are at risk.

Initial reports did not include details regarding the identities of the victims or the causes of the blaze.

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