Subsidies due tomorrow
A total 304,667 euros will be paid in compensation tomorrow to six municipalities in the Attica region that were hit by heavy rainstorms on October 24, Deputy Labor Minister Vassilis Kegeroglou said. The cash will be distributed to residents of Ilion, Aghioi Anargyroi-Kamatero, Fyli, Peristeri, Piraeus and Acharnes in the form of an emergency 587-euro stipend. Meanwhile, the ministry said that five new requests for 75,116 euros of emergency subsidies have been submitted from the municipalities of Aghia Varvara, Aspropyrgos, Korydallos, NikaiaRendis and Haidari.
A coroner on Saturday confirmed that the death of a 21-year-old toy store employee in the northern Athens suburb of Psychico on Friday was due to a freak accident. Rescue workers found the young woman’s body after receiving a call to help free a passenger stuck in the store elevator late on Friday. The 21-year-old appears to have choked to death after a metal ladder she was carrying got stuck in the slit between the elevator cab and the door.
Police in Kilkis, in northern Greece, have arrested two suspects for stealing livestock from farms in the region. Authorities said that the two Albanian nationals, aged 21 and 24, are suspected of stealing more than 100 sheep valued at over 9,500 euros. Authorities have also arrested a 47-year-old farmer on charges of buying and selling stolen property. The suspects were to face a prosecutor.
Seven people were arrested over the weekend in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on charges of illegal drug possession. They were charged after they were found carrying unspecified amounts of illegal psychotropic drugs. Meanwhile, Thessaloniki authorities arrested three people in connection with pending convictions and arrest warrants.
Authorities will conduct an emergency response drill at the Artemisio Tunnel, on the section of the national highway between Corinth and Tripoli in the Peloponnese, between 9 p.m. on Tuesday and 6 a.m. on Wednesday. During those hours, both lanes between the Sterna and Tripoli-Voreia intersections will remain closed. Motorists traveling to Tripoli or Corinth during this time will be diverted to the old national highway running through the Achladokampos area.
Smile of the Child plans to donate three mobile postnatal and infant units to the EKAV emergency medical assistance service, the charity group said Saturday. The announcement was made during a visit by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to the organization’s headquarters in Melissia, north of Athens. The charity has donated another eight units to EKAV in the past few years.