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FATAL COLLISION

Three die after crashing into coach of high school pupils A car driver and two passengers were killed yesterday after the vehicle in which they were traveling along the Thessaloniki-Kavala national road swerved into the opposite lane and collided with an intercity coach, police in Serres said. The bodies of Thessaloniki residents Eleftherios Marantidis, 76, his wife Aikaterini, 70, and Isia Karayiannidou, 68, were cut out of the wreckage of their car, which had become wedged under the coach. No injuries were sustained by any of the Drama high school students on the coach, which was en route to Crete. 5.0 QUAKE Tremor shakes Nafplion, Tripoli A strong undersea quake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale occurred in the Argolic Gulf, west of the port of Nafplion in the Peloponnese, just before 3 a.m. on Saturday. No injuries or damage were reported. Wind parks Development Minister Akis Tsochadzopoulos on Saturday inaugurated three wind parks in the northern prefectures of Rodopi and Evros. The government aims to have Greece derive 20 percent of its power from renewable sources of energy by 2010, Tsochadzopoulos said after opening the wind parks. Forged euros Police in Attica on Saturday were seeking to identify the members of a gang producing fake euro notes following the arrest on Friday of two Albanian brothers from whose home in Neo Iraklion officers confiscated dozens of forged 50-euro notes. Police seized a total of 45 notes from Ramazan and Ismail Kurti, aged 35 and 20.