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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-08-25

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  • [01] Lethal Dose of Propofol Killed Jacko
  • [02] Sudden Storm Floods Thessaloniki
  • [03] Recording of Damage Commenced
  • [04] Blazes in Karystos-Kithaironas under Control

  • [01] Lethal Dose of Propofol Killed Jacko


    Investigators found lethal levels of the fast-acting, powerful anesthetic propofol in Jackson's body at the time of his death, reported Los Angeles Times, further adding that a search warrant was issued against Jackson's doctor Dr. Conrad Murray.

    The warrant claimed that Murray Murray told the Los Angeles Police Department that he was giving Jackson 50 milligrams of Propofol every night for six weeks to treat his insomnia.

    Murray underlined he had been trying to reduce the dose to 25 milligrams.

    The new evidence surface could lead to Murray's being blamed for the Michael Jackson's death on 25 June.

    Source: ANA

    Older news items: News item: 26103

    [02] Sudden Storm Floods Thessaloniki

    The shower that hit the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki early on Tuesday morning resulted in extensive flooding and power cuts. The city's Fire Service received more than 150 calls to pump flood waters from dozens of houses, warehouses and shops.

    In the meantime, crews were trying to remove mud and debris that were accumulated due to the storm, and to restore the power cuts reported in certain areas.

    Lasting for about two and a half hours, the storm turned central roads into streams, while several parked cars were carried away by the flood waters.

    In the meantime, the Thessaloniki Prefecture called on the residents who have suffered damage to petition for compensation.

    News item: 26099

    [03] Recording of Damage Commenced

    Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2009 17:41

    The flame-hit residents of the northeastern suburbs of Athens can start petitioning for compensation at the regional government offices. In the meantime, experts sent by the Public Works Ministry started visiting the fire-stricken areas to record the damage caused, while the School Building Organization was ordered to assess the damage made in the schools of the fire-hit areas.

    Thirty Public Works Ministry crews were assigned to fully record the damage caused in buildings. They were given a week to complete their work.

    In the meantime, by decision of Education Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos, the School Building Organization will start assessing the damage caused in the schools of the areas ravaged by the devastating wildfires.

    News item: 26096

    [04] Blazes in Karystos-Kithaironas under Control

    Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2009 17:30

    After three nightmarish days and nights, things have started getting better, since all the wildfires that engulfed Attica have died down. Experts are on their way to assess the damage caused. As per flash estimates, as many as 300,000 square metres of forestland throughout Greece have been reduced to ashes. In the meantime, the wildfire in the woods of Kithaironas has been partially contained. The blaze in the town of Karystos, on Evia island, is still raging, yet it has abated. Authorities believe it will soon by put out.

    More than 300,000 Square Metres of Forestland Were Charred

    First estimates speak of about 150 damaged houses, while there are no words to describe the ecological disaster caused.

    According to the European Forest Fire Information System, about 300,000 square metres of forestland were consumed by the flames that were burning throughout Greece the past three days.

    Inner Cabinet Meeting

    Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis is chairing an Inner Cabinet meeting Tuesday afternoon to assess the situation.

    In the meantime, Public Works Ministry crews, in collaboration with the local authorities, will start assessing the damage caused in buildings.

    News item: 26094

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