Elliniko mayor called to testify over boy's fairground death

The general secretary of the Administrative Reform Ministry, Manolis Angelakis, on Friday afternoon sent an order to Elliniko Mayor Christos Kortzidis to testify to an investigating magistrate within the next 10 days in connection with the death at an unlicensed fairground in Elliniko of a 13-year-old boy last Sunday.

Kortzidis has been asked to send written testimony in answer to accusations of breach of duty with possible malice aforethought or through grave neglect after his municipality rented out the fairground without checking that the facility met safety standards and without issuing a license.

If Kortzidis fails to provide the requested testimony, he faces dismissal from his post.