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Transport disruption

No service as staff take part in 24-hour strike over reforms There will be no public transport today as workers on the metro, tram, buses, trolley buses and Kifissia-Piraeus urban electric railway (ISAP) will take part in a 24-hour strike. The workers are staging the strike action to protest impending pension reforms and a rash of austerity measures introduced by the debt-ridden government. Doctor’s negligence Boy, 5, dies in father’s car A 5-year-old boy died in a locked car on Tuesday after his surgeon father was called away to conduct an emergency operation, police in Larnaca said yesterday. According to police, the boy was forgotten in the car for more than eight hours. He was found when the surgeon’s wife telephoned to ask where the child was. The boy died of heart failure, according to a coroner who ruled out heatstroke or suffocation. Beach cleanup Workers yesterday began cleaning up the 2-kilometer beach between Aghios Cosmas and Ippokambos, southeastern Attica, which had previously been fenced off to the public. Work is to be completed by June 20, the Environment Ministry said. Immigrant killed A Pakistani national who had been been employed as a fast-food delivery man was found dead next to his scooter early yesterday in the district of Aghios Panteleimonas, near central Athens. According to police, the victim had been shot in the chest. Police said the man had not been working at the time of the attack and ruled out theft as a motive as cash was found in his pockets. Notaries’ walkout Notaries are to walk off the job today and tomorrow in protest at the forthcoming pension system reforms. The notaries object to the reforms as they would merge their pension fund with other less financially robust funds. Predator traced Police in Veria, northern Greece, yesterday were questioning a 32-year-old man alleged to have photographed several teenage girls in the nude before uploading the images onto the Internet. The suspect, who is alleged to have seduced some of the girls, had posed as a photographer at a modeling agency, according to police, who seized cameras and CDs containing photographs of naked girls. Hooligan trial Seven people charged with involvement in clashes that broke out in Lamia, central Greece, on Saturday ahead of a handball tournament faced a court in the city yesterday. The seven defendants are charged with causing grievous bodily harm following their alleged involvement in fighting between fans of the AEK and PAOK teams.