Sus­pi­cious let­ters ‘harm­less,’ Civil Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity says

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The Civil Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity said yes­ter­day that the sus­pi­cious en­velopes sent to uni­ver­si­ties around the coun­try this week did not con­tain any toxic sub­stances, only an in­dus­trial ad­he­sive iden­ti­fied in the first let­ter. Sam­ples from the let­ters were an­a­lyzed by the Gen­eral Chem­i­cal State Lab­o­ra­tory in Athens.

Fire ser­vice teams yes­ter­day col­lected more let­ters from uni­ver­si­ties and other build­ings in the coun­try, rais­ing their to­tal num­ber to 28. The ma­jor­ity reached the uni­ver­si­ties they were ad­dressed to, while oth­ers were in­ter­cepted at post of­fices. One of the let­ters was mailed to the Mo­ria mi­grant re­cep­tion cen­ter on the is­land of Lesvos.

Most of the en­velopes ap­pear to have been mailed from Ker­ala, In­dia, while two were sent from Oman and Doha, Qatar.

Sev­eral peo­ple re­ceived med­i­cal at­ten­tion for mild ir­ri­ta­tions to their mouth and nose.

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