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Samaras visits quake-stricken island

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras arrived on the Ionian island of Cephalonia late Tuesday, on his way back from a trip to Brussels where he addressed a Business Europe conference and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The premiers visit to the island, which was struck by a 5.9 Richter earthquake on Sunday, had not been scheduled.

I wanted to see for myself the results of the earthquake, said Samaras upon his arrival on the island late Tuesday.

Following a late night meeting on Tuesday the prime minister was expected to tour the islands worst-hit areas on Wednesday.

ekathimerini.com , Wednesday Jan 29, 2014 (07:58)  
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