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Road fatalities

Three killed, four injured after two cars overturn Three people were killed and four injured in two car accidents on Wednesday. An 11-year-old boy was killed and his father and brother sustained minor injuries on Wednesday afternoon when the father lost control of the truck he had been driving on the Egnatia Highway near Kavala. The truck overturned and fell into a ditch. Another two people died on Wednesday night when the car they were in veered off the Athens-Thessaloniki national road near Pieria and overturned. Acropolis Museum Changes to opening hours The Culture Ministry said yesterday that there would be some changes over the Easter break to the opening hours of the Acropolis Museum, which usually opens between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Today, the museum will be open from noon to 6 p.m. On Easter Saturday, visiting hours will be between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. It will be closed on Easter Sunday and on Monday. Other archaeological sites and museums will be closed on Easter Sunday, reopening Monday. Airport bus The X94 bus that runs from the Ethniki Amyna metro station to Athens International Airport will cease service from Wednesday. Passengers who use this line can instead travel on the X95, which runs from Syntagma Square to the airport, the X93 that leaves from the Kifissos bus terminal, or the X97 that departs from Dafni metro station for the airport. Chlorine exposure Panos Bitsaxis, the government’s general secretary for sports, yesterday ordered an urgent investigation after eight children, aged 5 to 7, were hospitalized in the northwestern city of Ioannina after being exposed to dangerously high levels of chlorine. The children suffered breathing problems after swimming in the main pool of the city’s National Marine Sports Center. Traffickers caught Police on Rhodes yesterday detained a 28-year-old man from Uzbekistan, a 24-year-old Russian woman and a 40-year-old Greek man on charges of human trafficking. Officers traced the trio after a 21-year-old Russian woman claimed to have been lured to Greece with a promise of a bogus job, detained and forced to work as a prostitute. Risky lighters The General Secretariat for Consumer Affairs has ordered the withdrawal from the market of thousands of oversized cigarette lighters that are not childproof and pose a safety risk. The Chinese-made lighters failed a series of laboratory tests. March arrests Police in Attica said they arrested more than 4,000 people in March. Police also recovered 300 stolen cars and confiscated 67,000 fireworks.