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In remembrance of Samina victims

A monument to the 80 passengers and crew who died in the Express Samina ferry disaster was unveiled yesterday by the Paros municipal authorities on a rocky coast of the island where many bodies and survivors were washed up on the night of September 26, 2000. Earlier, hundreds of people, including survivors from several countries and relatives of the dead, attended a memorial service at the Cycladic island’s historic Ekatondapyliani church. In Greece’s worst ferry accident in over three decades, the 34-year-old Samina struck the Portes rocks off Paros a year ago and sank with more than 530 people aboard. Reppas also commented on the jeers and disrespectful actions of some soccer fans last week during a minute’s silence at a UEFA cup match in honor of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks in America.