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| 1 October 2022, Saturday |

Explosion in Greece damages offices, stores in Athens, one person injured

According to police and witnesses, an explosion in central Athens that resulted in a fire early Wednesday injured one person and severely damaged numerous structures.

Giorgos Mathiopoulos, the director of personnel at the National Center for Emergency Care, told Skai TV that one person received burns and was brought to the hospital.

The bomb shattered windows and destroyed the façade of buildings along Syngrou Avenue, which connects the city center to the southern suburbs, while damaging structures up to 200 meters (656 ft) distant.

A day after a massive snowfall blasted across the city, interrupting transportation and stranding thousands of people, debris filled the roadway.

According to police and witnesses, an explosion in central Athens that resulted in a fire early Wednesday injured one person and severely damaged numerous structures.

Giorgos Mathiopoulos, the director of personnel at the National Center for Emergency Care, told Skai TV that one person received burns and was brought to the hospital.

The bomb shattered windows and destroyed the façade of buildings along Syngrou Avenue, which connects the city center to the southern suburbs, while damaging structures up to 200 meters (656 ft) distant.

A day after a massive snowfall blasted across the city, interrupting transportation and stranding thousands of people, debris filled the roadway.

According to the fire department, at least 18 firemen utilized seven engines to tackle a wildfire at one structure and have virtually gotten it under control.

It was not immediately obvious what caused the bomb or the fire, according to authorities.

“We have a fire, and there was a blast before that,” said a fire department commander on the site.

    Source:
  • Reuters