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Retired MP rescued from ravine drop

A former parliamentary deputy spent more than 24 hours at the bottom of a deep ravine following a car accident near Ioannina, northwestern Greece, before being rescued. Authorities were notified of the disappearance of 76-year-old Anestis Loras, who served as an MP for New Democracy and the Center Union (Enosis Kentrou), on Thursday afternoon when he failed to return home. Following searches by helicopter and foot patrols, a car was found at the bottom of a ravine in the Gremina area. It was not until yesterday morning that rescue workers found Loras sitting in the damaged car in a dazed state but only slightly injured. It took several hours for the emergency services to lift the retired politician out of the ravine and take him to hospital. Police said it was not clear what caused Loras to plunge into the ravine.