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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-08-01

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  • [01] Two Fires in Progress
  • [02] Terror in Wisconsin
  • [03] MISKO Withdraws Pastry Products
  • [04] Big Fire in Attaleia
  • [05] August Vacationers' Exodus Started

  • [01] In Attika

    Two Fires in Progress

    01 Αυγ 2008 14:08:00


    Sources: ΝΕΤ-ΝΕΤ 105,8-ΑNA/ΜNA

    Two fires broke out in Markopoulos and Vrana of Marathonos, Athens. Strong winds blowing in the area harden the fire distinguish efforts. At the same time, the fire that broke out in Koumari area of Aigio is under partial control. 25 firemen, 11 fire fighting vehicles are participating in the fire distinguish efforts. The fire is burning farm forest land while strong winds are blowing in the area. The fire that broke out in Aigio, Koumari region, is burning farm and forest land. A strong force of 25 firefighters, 11 fire engines, two aircrafts and one helicopter are battling against flames. Air and land firefighting forces are making strong efforts to bring under control the fire in Zante, Koiliomenos region, which is still raging. Strong winds in both regions make firefighting efforts even more difficult. The fire in Lehaina, which broke out yesterday afternoon and threatened Simiza, Pigadi and Mastoreika villages, has been contained. The Civil Protection General Secretariat has issued warning for high risk of fires today, mainly on the islands and the south part of the country. On Saturday regions of high risk of fires are East and West Attika, Piraeus, Boiotia, Fthiotida, Magnisia, Korinthia, Argolida, Lakonia, Eboia, Ebros, Lesbos, Limnos, Hios, Samos, Ikaria and the Cyclade islands.

    [02] Terror in Wisconsin

    01 Αυγ 2008 19:13:00

    By Anna Kourti

    Sources: Reuters

    A man killed three teenagers when he shot at a group of people near a popular swimming spot in Wisconsins north woods, in a bloody incident reported on Thursday in Wisconsin. According to a TV channel, the criminal emerged from a wooded area along the Menominee River on Thursday and opened fire on a group of young people near the swimming spot under a railroad bridge killing a 17-year-old girl and two men aged 18 and 19. A 20-year-old man was wounded. The man described by witnesses as wearing camouflage clothes and carrying a rifle. Police captured a man as suspect while the murderer's motives remain unclear.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [03] MISKO Withdraws Pastry Products

    01 Αυγ 2008 16:16:00

    MISCO Company is withdrawing 3 pastry products, tortellini, filled pastry and ravioli. In its announcement the company supports that all three products are totally safe but they are withdrawn for precautionary reasons. 3 days before the company also withdrew tortellini filled with meat. EFET (Food Control Authority) was briefed on the issue.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [04] Big Fire in Attaleia

    01 Αυγ 2008 15:12:00 (Last updated: 01 Αυγ 2008 20:00:38)

    Sources: ΝΕΤ, ΝΕΤ 105.8

    Residents in Attaleia province of Turkey are going through difficult hours as the big fire that broke out in the area is threatening their houses. As broadcasted by Turkish TV network CNN, the fire is also threatening the ancient Greek theatre of Aspendos in Sidni which is located near popular tourist districts. "We are working with all our forces to put out the biggest and most destructive fire in the history of Attaleia", a local official said. According to sources, the fire has burned 4,000 hectares of forestall land and houses.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [05] Traffic in Ports, Airports and KTEL Risen

    August Vacationers' Exodus Started

    01 Αυγ 2008 12:44:00


    Sources: ΝΕΤ -ΝΕΤ 105,8

    Complement in ports, airports and trains reaches 100% as August vacationers are leaving Athens. Traffic police has issued extra measures in national high ways at the sight of the weekend. Complement of ferries departing from ports heading to Aegean Islands also reached 100%. 36 ferry routes have been scheduled for today in Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio ports.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

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