Monk dies, two firemen injured, on Mount Athos

A monk died and two firemen were injured when their vehicles fell off a 70-meter cliff near the chapel of the Hilandari Monastery in Mount Athos on Thursday.

According to initial reports, the two firemen were injured after their vehicle veered off course in an inaccessible area during a morning patrol.

The monk reportedly went in search of the firemen and was fatally injured when he lost control of his car near the scene of the first incident.

The two firemen were transferred to a military hospital in the northern port city of Thessaloniki.