Worker points to lack of safety in Marfin trial

The trial of four bank executives in connection to the fatal fire at a branch of Marfin Egnatia in central Athens in May 2010 continued on Tuesday with one of the employees who escaped the blaze that day telling judges that the building lacked emergency exits and other fire safety facilities.

The female employee said staff had not been trained to deal with fires and that a colleague had put out a blaze on his own when the branch had been firebombed before the fatal attack in 2010, when three members of staff were killed.

The chief executive officer of Marfin at the time, Constantinos Vassilakopoulos, the branch’s head of security, Emmanouil Velonakis, branch manager Anna Vakalopoulou and assistant manager Anastasia Koukou are facing charges.