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Asteroid Annihilated City Inspiring Biblical Story of Sodom

New research suggests that fire from the sky in the form of a small asteroid annihilated an ancient city near the Dead Sea now called Tall el-Hammam in the biblical city of Sodom located in the Jordan Valley 3,600...

Fire on Mount Athos, Monasteries Safe

A fire has broken out on the holy site of Mt Athos in Greece on Saturday, but the monasteries the region is famous for are not at risk. The fire has been raging in a forested area of Mt Athos,...

Fire Breaks Out on Evia Island, Village Evacuated

A fire broke out in the area of Gaia in Evia in the municipality of Kimi-Aliveri on Saturday. Greek authorities ordered the evacuation of the village of Kremastos as the flames approached houses nearby. The Fire Service says that high winds...

Fire in Downtown Thessaloniki Leaves 11 People in Hospital

A fire that broke out in the Chamber of Handicrafts building in Thessaloniki on Friday afternoon has left eleven people hospitalized. The building, located in the center of the city at Aristotelous Square, burst into flames on Friday. Firefighters and...

Aristotelous Square, The Jewel of Thessaloniki

Aristotelous Square is the main city square of Thessaloniki, which is Greece’s second largest city and the capital of Macedonia.

One Patient Dead After Fire in Thessaloniki Hospital

At least one person has died after a hospital fire in Thessaloniki in northern Greece. The blaze broke out shortly after 9 a.m. on Wednesday in the COVID ward on the second floor of the port city’s Papanikolaou hospital, where...

Hopes Fade for Ten Missing People in Greece After Fire on Ferry

Hopes are fading for the ten people who remain missing five days after a fire scorched a ferry that had been traveling from Greece to Italy. Firefighters are still fighting to put out the blaze on the Euroferry Olympia, which...

Greece Confirms First Casualty on Fire-Stricken Ferry

Rescue teams in Greece recovered the body of a man on the “Euroferry Olympia”, the first confirmed casualty of the devasting fire that enveloped the ferry off Corfu in the early hours of Friday. The emergency services are trying to find...

Ferry Passenger Found Alive 48 Hours After Devasting Fire in Greece

A passenger of “Euroferry Olympia” was found alive on Sunday morning more than 48 hours since the devasting fire enveloped the ferry off Corfu, Greece. Members of the Fire Service’s special Disaster Management Unit were able to locate the man...

Rescue Efforts Continue for 12 Missing in Greece Ferry Fire

Rescue efforts continue in Greece on Saturday for 12 people missing - among them 3 Greek nationals -from the fire that engulfed a ferry in the early hours of Friday off the island of Corfu. Late on Friday rescuers descended...