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BUS CRASH

At least 30 Hungarians hurt A bus carrying a group of Hungarian nationals – mostly 18-20 year-old members of a dance group – crashed late yesterday on the national road from Athens to Thessaloniki near Platamonas, some 112 kilometers (70 miles) south of Thessaloniki. Initial reports said at least 30 people were injured, five of whom were in serious condition. Abandoned baby Churchgoers in Kato Patissia yesterday discovered a 1-month-old baby boy outside the local Aghios Andreas Church. An ambulance took the abandoned infant to Athens’s Aghia Sophia Children’s hospital where it underwent health tests. Officers were yesterday seeking to determine who had abandoned the infant. Drug rings Attica drug squad officers have broken two smuggling rings in Ano Petralona and Piraeus, police said yesterday. Officers arrested a 50-year-old woman after confiscating half a kilo of cocaine and nearly 2.5 kilos of cannabis from her Petralona home. Police are also seeking her 46-year-old brother, a nightclub owner. Another three people were arrested in Piraeus after half a kilo of cannabis and 350 grams of cocaine were found in their possession, police said. Iran visit Deputy Foreign Minister Andreas Loverdos yesterday discussed bilateral cooperation between Greece and Iran with government officials in Tehran on the first day of a two-day visit. Loverdos, who is attending the fourth session of the Mixed Biministerial Committee, is to meet with his Iranian counterpart Ali Ahani today for talks that are to focus on opportunities for business cooperation. Minister burgled A Cypriot man and a Russian immigrant have been arrested in connection with a break-in at the summer home of Cypriot Justice Minister Doros Theodorou earlier this month, local police said yesterday. Fisherman dead Coast guards in Porto Rafti, southern Attica, yesterday recovered the body of a 32-year-old man off the coast of Hamolia. Constantinos Sepetzidis had been deep-sea fishing, officials said. The exact cause of Sepetzidis’s death was not clear yesterday.