The fire that broke out at noon in the area of Ziria in Achaia has caused enormous damage and is even burning vegetation by the sea. According to local media, three people have been transported with respiratory problems to the hospital of Agios Andreas in Patras and one person with burns to the University Hospital of Rio.
Four settlements in Ano Ziria, Kamares, Lampiri and Longos have already been evacuated. After an operation by the Coast Guard, about 15 people were safely transported from the coastal area of Bouka ton Kamares, to the port of Aigio. "At least 10 houses have been burned in our area", says the president of the community of Ziria, where the settlement of Lambiri, Vassilis Glossidis, belongs to APE - MPE, adding that "the damages are great, as many crops with olive trees have been burned" . However, as he points out, "we can not yet have a complete picture of the magnitude of the disaster, as the fire is ongoing."
Both the new and the old national road Patras - Corinth are closed from the height of Drepanos, to Eleonas. For precautionary reasons, about 110 children who were hosted in a camp in the coastal area of Panagopoula were safely removed. The Deputy Minister of Civil Protection, Nikos Hardalias, has arrived in the area since noon.
The efforts made in Achaia to deal with the big fire were underlined by the Minister of Civil Protection, Michalis Chrysochoidis, in his extraordinary statements on Saturday afternoon. As he characteristically said, 8 planes, 9 helicopters, 290 members of the Fire Brigade with dozens of vehicles are taking part in the battle, while EMAK forces rushed to the area to assist in the evacuation efforts where needed.
The minister said that a team from the Arson Crimes Directorate has gone to the wider area to investigate the causes of the fire.
The fire has been brought under control in the area of Doroufi Kranidi, in a coastal area near the Valley.
EODY announced 2.760 new cases of coronavirus in its official daily update. The number of patients treated by intubation is 172. The new deaths of patients with COVID-19 are 17. Of these 948 were located in Attica. in Thessaloniki 258 were recorded while in Heraklion 166
Prolonged heat wave hits the country, creating suffocation conditions in urban centers. High temperatures are expected to peak on Monday and Tuesday.
Three air-conditioned rooms of the Municipality of Athens will be open tomorrow and Sunday. These are the Friendship clubs in Neos Kosmos, Kolokynthos and Lamprini. Admission will be free for the public, all weekend and Monday, to the organized beaches of Akti Vouliagmeni, Asteras Vouliagmeni and the first Akti Voula.
The elimination of the sad phenomenon of domestic violence requires the mobilization of all. The only thing that is not needed, and SYRIZA must realize this, is the short-sighted exercise of micro-politics and hypocrisy. This is stated, among other things, in a statement by the Ministry of Civil Protection, responding to the Cretan official opposition to the government on the occasion of the latest murder in Daphne. In the same announcement, the ministry cites data on the murders of women in recent years.
In the Olympic Games…
Impressive in the qualifier was Miltos Tentoglou, who reached 8.22 meters and secured his participation in Monday's grand final, in the long jump.
In the 50-meter freestyle final, Christian Golomev qualified.
The "ticket" for his final close was secured by Emmanuel Karalis. Thodoris Iakovidis announced his retirement from active weightlifting.
And the weather…
Clear in Attica with hot conditions in most areas. Temperature from 26 to 41 to 42 degrees Celsius.