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Blast on Russian-flagged ship leaves two injured near Volos

Two Russian nationals were seriously injured following an explosion on board a cargo ship docked at Amaliapoli near Volos, central Greece, on Saturday.

Initial reports suggested that the incident occurred on board the Russian-flagged Nakhodka following an explosion in a storage area at the ships prow.

According to the Greek coast guard, the vessels 11-member crew were all Russian nationals, while the ships mission was to load cargo from Greek company Loulis Mills, a producer of and trader in flour products.

The victims were being treated at a local health facility in the area of Almyros over the weekend, while authorities were investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.

ekathimerini.com , Saturday April 26, 2014 (18:17)  
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