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Dynamite attack near Greek-Albanian border Public Power Corporation (PPC) technicians will start work today to repair a high-voltage electricity pylon just outside the northwestern town of Sayiada near the port of Igoumenitsa near the Greek-Albanian border, which was seriously damaged on Sunday night after a large quantity of dynamite planted by unidentified saboteurs caused a powerful explosion. The blast did not affect the electricity supply as the pylon – connecting Greece to Italy by an undersea cable – was not live. When the Greek-Italian network is up and running the pylon will be charged with 400,000 volts, the PPC said. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. Well rescue A man who fell into a 10-meter-deep ditch in the early hours of Sunday morning in the Agnos-Karousades region of Corfu was saved when rescue workers came to his aid nearly four hours after his fall. Locals of the Ionian island alerted the fire service after hearing the cries of David Macabe, 48, who was taken to hospital with light injuries. Fishermen saved A father and son fishing off the coast of Lemnos were forced to drift off the north-eastern Aegean island throughout Saturday night when the rudder of their boat was disabled after becoming tangled in their fishing nets. A navy search squad finally rescued Constantinos Moutzouris, 82, and his son Evangelos, 51, after locating them about 18 kilometers southwest of the island early on Sunday morning. A Super Puma helicopter airlifted the two men, both in good health, to Lemnos from where they were taken to hospital for first aid treatment. – The civil servants’ umbrella union (ADEDY) holds a meeting to discuss future strike action.

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