FIRE


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NEWS

Land and air fire-fighting forces were battling a blaze that started in a wooded area in the vicinity of the village of Hiliomodi, near Corinth, on Saturday morning.

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FIRE

The former head of the country’s fire service, Vassilis Mattheopoulos, testified before an investigative magistrate in Athens on Wednesday about the events that unfolded during the devastating fire that engulfed the seaside resort of Mati in eastern Attica in July 2018 and killed 102 people.


As they tried to escape the inferno while squeezed into a car trunk, a burning branch fell on Brian, who disappeared into the flames. [Intime News]
FIRE

While trying to escape the flames, clinging on to the trunk of a car, Brian’s clothes caught fire, he lost his grip and was gone. Earlier, he had managed to save the life of four children.


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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.