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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-07-14

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  • [01] Trains Collide
  • [02] Wildfires Brought under Control
  • [03] Insulting Slogans on EOT's Billboards
  • [04] Venezuelan Beauty Gets Miss Universe Title

  • [01] In Central Greece

    Trains Collide

    14 Ιουλ 2008 08:19:0

    Sources: NET 105.8, ANA-MPA

    Pulled to safety, the driver of the passenger train that collided with a cargo one early on Monday was rushed to hospital heavily injured. The crash also injured some seventeen passengers. Specifically, a passenger train with 520 people on board en route from Thessaloniki to Athens collided with carriages that had become detached from a cargo train in central Greece. Railway services at the disaster line have been suspended, while the two drivers of the cargo train have been detained.

    The crash was really strong, eyewitnesses were quoted as saying, while it took rescue crews one hour and a half to reach the site. Hundreds of passengers were board on buses heading for Athens.

    The Athens-Thessaloniki railway service has been sustained, while those who sustained injuries were taken to hospitals in the central Greek city of Lamia.

    Flash estimations speak of minor injuries. However, the driver, who was trapped in the wreckage, is in a critical condition.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [02] Wildfires Brought under Control

    14 Ιουλ 2008 08:47:0 (Last updated: 14 Ιουλ 2008 09:44:4)

    By Alexandros Moz

    The wildfire that broke out on the island of Skyros on Sunday morning has been contained, after reducing nearly 6,000 square metres into ashes. No built-up areas were threatened. Things on Skyros are promising, said the Fire Service. About 26 fire engines, 78 firefighters, three helicopters and two air tankers have been deployed in the area.

    In the meantime, the blazes that broke out early on Monday in the areas of Ryto and Kaletzi, southern Greece, have been brought under control. The fire burning a forest land in Kaparelli, central Greece, has also been brought under control, with nine fire engines, 18 firefighters and four air tankers operating in the area.

    Translated by Areti Christou

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    [03] Insulting Slogans on EOT's Billboards

    14 Ιουλ 2008 09:57:0

    Sources: ΝΕΤ, ANA-MPA

    A provocative move took place in the Italian capital against tourism billboards advertising the Greek National Tourism Organisation (EOT). On Sunday morning, passer-bys could read slogans in six of the 32 billboards. Written in English and Italian, the slogans read: "Free Macedonia, stop the violation of human rights in Greece," and "Macedonia non e Greca," (Macedonia is not Greek).

    The Greek Tourism Ministry vehemently condemned the vandalism and demanded Skopje do the same.

    The tourism exhibition, where the EOT billboards had been hoisted, was inaugurated in February by Greek Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos.

    Translated by Areti Christou

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    Greek National Tourism Organisation

    [04] Venezuelan Beauty Gets Miss Universe Title

    14 Ιουλ 2008 09:31:0

    Sources: ANA-MPA

    Venezuelan beauty Dayana Mendoza, 22, was crowned 08 Miss Universe in Vietnams resort city of Nha Trang on Monday. The 22-year-old brunette is the 57th winner of the beauty contest, which was watched by nearly 7,500 viewers who had packed the hall hosting the event.

    Succeeding Japanese Riyo Mori, Mendoza outscored her rivals from Colombia, Dominican Republic, Russia and Mexico in the last voting.

    Translated by Areti Christou

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