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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-04-14
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Weather forecastA cloudy day is forecast with rain and storms in the east and south. Winds northerly, northeasterly, moderate to very strong, turning gale force in the Aegean Sea.Temperatures in Athens will range between 13C and 16C and in Thessaloniki from 10C to 16C.
(14/4/2003 1:21:00 μμ)
 Worst road accident in Greece for 30 years-21 young people deadTwenty one people dead, all of them students and 32 injured , some of them seriously is the toll in Greece s worst road accident for 30 years which was set off when logs fell off a truck on a narrow winding road in the Tempi Valley some 350 kilometers north of Athens.
The logs smashed into the top of the school-bus travelling in the opposite direction and caused two cars following the truck to crash into it and burst into flames. The bus carreered nearly 100 meters into a boulder strewn gorge. There were 49 students and three teachers in the bus . The children were returning to their school in Makrihori, albout 70 kilometers north of the accident, from a 3-day sightseeing trip to Athens and were less than an hour from home.
Makrihori, a mountain fruit village, has a population of only 3.000 and the tragedy has touched nearly every resident who was either related to or knew the young victims.
The truck driver, Dimitris Tollas under police guard in the Larissa Hospital said he lost control of the vehicle.
Prime-minister Simitis expressed his deep grief for the loss of so many young people and ordered an in depth investigation into the causes of the accident.
(14/4/2003 1:23:00 μμ)
 Ten new countries sign accession treaty to join E.U in 2004Athens is ready to receive the heads of all 15 EU member states, joined by UN General Secretary, Kofi Annan who will attend the EU enlargement ceremony to take place on April 16. They will watch 10 mostly former communist nations sign accession treaties to join the EU in 2004 at a ceremony at the foot of the Athens famed Acropolis, where the concepts of modern democracy were born in the 6th century B.C.
Prime –minister Simitis and current EU President, said yesterday , the gathering would mark a new page in Europe s history. EU expansion will constitute a guarantee for future peace, stability and prosperity for the union s members and its neighbours.
In an interview with the Sunday To Vima newspaper, Prime-minister Simitis said that the EU must be strengthened in order to serve peace , cooperation and international law and to ensure that superpowers do not determine our fate.
(14/4/2003 1:26:00 μμ)