OPINION

October 14, 1955

21 DIE IN FLOODS: Yesterday’s torrential rains caused not only considerable damage to properties, particularly in the southern suburbs of the Greek capital, but claimed the lives of 21 people in Volos, where the banks of the Anavros River broke and resulted in the flooding of nearby homes. In Athens, Piraeus and the suburbs, the homes of many poorer families collapsed. The flooding of the Ilissos River turned the southern districts of Tzitzifies, Amfithea (Vourlopotamos), Moschato and Aghios Ioannis Rendi into huge lakes. TRIAL OF ESCAPEES FROM VOURLA: The trial of 27 convicted communists who managed to escape on Sunday, July 17, from the prison at Vourla has begun in a Piraeus court. AGAINST HAMMARSKJOLD: New York, 13 – The United Nations Secretary-General Mr Dag Hammarskjold was fiercely criticized today by the permanent representatives of Greece, Egypt and Iraq for his comments that gave rise to a dispute within the General Assembly Committee regarding the right to self-determination of peoples under colonial rule.