In Brief

Prisoner Hanging

Detainee found dead, likely by own hand A 25-year-old man detained in a prison in Yiannitsa, northern Greece, was found dead yesterday after having hanged himself from the cell’s window. The man was being held in custody for seven offenses, including drugs, theft and traffic violations. He hanged himself by making a noose of the blanket he was given. His death was confirmed after he was taken to the local hospital in Yiannitsa. It is the second death in a month in a Greek prison in which a detainee seems to have committed suicide. Wife murdered Estranged husband kills spouse and present partner Police found the body of a 34-year-old mother of four yesterday in a forest area in Holomonta, near Halkidiki, after she had been kidnapped by her estranged husband. Earlier in the day, her husband had killed the 50-year-old man with whom she and the children were living. The woman was found with head injuries and her hands were handcuffed behind her back. Police late yesterday were searching for the perpetrator. Port crash Nearly 2,000 passengers safe A ferry boat, with 1,840 passengers aboard, crashed into a pier at which it was preparing to dock on the island of Paros yesterday, causing minor damages to the vessel. No passengers were hurt. The Express Santorini was later allowed to continue on its course to Naxos after engineers approved its seaworthiness. In a separate incident 28 passengers aboard the sailboat Diogenis B were unharmed after the vessel began taking on water and the captain called for assistance, one-and-a-half miles off the island of Santorini. Goody’s robberies Diners at fast-food stores Goody’s were in for a shock late on Saturday when two masked men held up a store in Thessaloniki’s Triandria area at gunpoint. Fifteen minutes later a second Goody’s store in Eptapyrgio, again in the northern capital, was held up by two masked men. The total amount stolen from both stores reached 1,900 euros, police said. Family differences A 53-year-old man tried to commit suicide on Saturday after he shot and killed his son’s future mother-in-law in Menidi, northwest of Athens. A row erupted between the two, police say, over financial differences in the building of an apartment for the couple who were soon to wed. The man shot the woman with a hunting rifle and then attempted to kill himself by slashing his wrists and his throat. He remained in critical condition yesterday. Fire extinguished Firefighters put out a blaze in a pine forest in the eastern suburb of Ilioupolis on Saturday. Six water-dropping planes, three helicopters and 20 fire trucks were used to help put out the blaze, which did not threaten any homes. Authorities were investigating the cause of the fire yesterday.

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