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Two separate cases related to the Marfin bombing

As yet, no formal charges have been filed in the case of the three employee deaths inside the Marfin Bank branch in central Athens and the injuries caused to another 24 people.

The so-called ?Marfin case,? however, has been separated into two case files on the request of the victims? attorneys.

The first, which is currently being explored, regards the identification of the suspects who hurled the petrol bombs that caused the fire in the bank, which ultimately led to the death by asphyxiation of the three victims who were on the third floor of the bank during the attack and were unable to escape. Despite the fire service?s quick response, another 24 people were injured in the blaze.

The second case concerns the findings of Labor Ministry inspectors who discovered that the bank building was not sufficiently protected against fire and that the fire escapes were locked. The same investigation found that the building lacked a fire safety certificate and that the staff had not received basic fire drill training.