Would-be metal thief crushed to death by roof

Police in Halkidiki, northern Greece, on Friday were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 47-year-old Bulgarian national who died after being crushed by the roof of a makeshift building on the site of an abandoned metalworks plant near the village of Vavdos on Thursday afternoon.

According to police, the man had used a welding torch to try to remove the metal rods inside the columns supporting the building, prompting the roof to collapse.

A 54-year-old compatriot who had accompanied him managed to emerge unscathed.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.