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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-07-26

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] One person killed, another seriously injured in building explosion, fire on Crete
  • [02] Art exhibition on Crete's ancient olive grove

  • [01] One person killed, another seriously injured in building explosion, fire on Crete

    One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a fire that broke out after a series of explosions in a car repair shop in the basement of a building in Iraklio, on the island of Crete, early Monday morning, while 12 other people were also injured.

    A series of explosions occurred at dawn in the car repair shop and spread to the building above it.

    A charred body was found in the repair shop, while a 70-year-old woman who was trapped in the burning building was in serious condition in hospital.

    Another 44-year-old woman was hospitalised in an intensive care unit with serious respiratory problems, while her 13-year-old daughter was hospitalised also hospitalised.

    A total of 10 people were rushed to the emergency room, of which 6 were released after first-aid treatment.

    All the injured people are residents of the apartment building.

    A strong firefighting force, rescuers and 9 ambulances rushed to the scene to contain the fire and rescue people trapped in the blaze.

    The basement, where the car repair shop was housed, was totally destroyed, while six cars parked outside the building suffered serious damage.

    The explosions also broke windows in surrounding buildings.

    [02] Art exhibition on Crete's ancient olive grove

    A figurative arts exhibition titled "The ancient olive grove of Crete in the depth of time", featuring 317 works of art including sculptures, paintings, photographs and mosaics signed by Greek and foreign artists, will run until Aug. 31 at the International Exhibition Centre of Crete at Gournes, near the city of Heraklion.

    The exhibition, inaugurated on July 25, is open for the public free of charge.

    Organizers are the local Cultural Associations Network and the Technological Educational Institute in cooperation with the four Prefectural Administration authorities of the island.


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