FIRE


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FIRE

There has been no serious atmospheric burden as a result of the fire that broke out at a high-voltage power station in a suburb of Attica on Sunday night that led to power outages in Athens and Piraeus as well as areas of the Peloponnese peninsula, according to a team of Environment Ministry inspectors that visited the site on Monday.

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EARTHQUAKE

Greece’s General Secretariat for Civil Protection signed a deal with the European Investment Bank on Thursday for a total of 595 million euros in aid over a period of five years to help upgrade its infrastructure and better respond to natural disasters.


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FIRE

The Piraeus Court of First Instance found five people guilty on Wednesday in the criminal trial of 11 Greek nationals over the deadly fire that broke out on one of the garage decks of the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic passenger ferry on December 28, 2014.

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FIRE

The investigator who has requested the upgrade of the charges faced by fire brigade and civil protection officials from misdemeanors to felonies over their management of the deadly fire in Mati in 2018 is citing fresh evidence to back his case.


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NEWS

A mother and daughter were injured in an explosion, believed to have involved a gas canister for cooking, in their apartment in the Patissia district of Athens on Tuesday morning. 




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IMAGES

Two months after a wildfire charred the entrance to the treasured archaeological site of Mycenae, one of Greece's most visited ancient complexes, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and Peloponnese Regional Governor Panagiotis Nikas on Monday signed a 650,000-euro contract for a scheme to protect the site from further blazes. The site’s greenery has been restored and an anti-fire system is to be installed in due course. Although the fire in late August did not damage the monuments at Mycenae, it blackened much of the fortified acropolis. The Bronze Age fortress city was a major center of Mediterranean civilization. [Culture Ministry/ANA-MPA]