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Train Hits House in Greece; 4 Killed, 5, Injured

Train Hits House in Greece; 4 Killed, 5, Injured

A train derailed and crashed into a house in Adendro near Thessaloniki, Greece, on the night of of May 13th. The intercity train was carrying 70 passengers at the time. At least 4 passengers were killed, while another five including the driver sustained serious injuries. Emergency workers, ambulances, and fire trucks responded at the [...]

22 Immigrants Lost at Sea, 38 Survivors

22 Immigrants Lost at Sea, 38 Survivors

The Greek Coastguard rescued 38 people, but at least twenty-two people (22 women were found dead, six men, three boys and one girl) drowned after two boats carrying illegal immigrants from Somalia and Eritrea capsized in the Aegean Sea. They were aboard a couple of dinghies. Two air force helicopters, assisted by two coastguard vessels, one navy [...]

Cannon Explosion on Kos tourboat Kills Captain, Injures 5

Cannon Explosion on Kos tourboat Kills Captain, Injures 5

What: Mock pirate ship Where: Off Kos Greece When: Oct 6, 2012 Who: 26 aboard, 1 fatality, 5 injured Why: An explosion on a Greek tourist attraction killed the captain of a boat. Five passengers - including two children, aged 7 and 9 - were injured when the cannon exploded. Tourists from Germany, Belgium, Greece and the Netherlands [...]

Businesswoman Lost off Docked Sailboat

Businesswoman Lost off Docked Sailboat

What: chartered sailboat cruise from Athens to Turkey Where: en route When: September 18, 2012 Who: Robin Ongaro Why: Robin Ongaro died while on vacation in the Mediterranean. Five days into a chartered sailboat cruise from Athens to Turkey with her husband Frank Ongaro, Robin Ongaro went missing when the boat docked; apparently [...]

Russians Killed and Injured on Greek Tourbus Rushing in Rain to Airport

Russians Killed and Injured  on Greek Tourbus Rushing in Rain to Airport

What: Bus en route to Makedonia Airport Where: Thessaloniki When: Sept 14, 2012 Who: 4 fatalities, 30+ injuries Why: Thirty-three adults and three children were hospitalized after a bus flipped on a rainy road. Two had serious injuries that required surgery. Alexei Andreev Antipov and Samara Tatiana were operated on, then transferred [...]