Amyntaio Power Plant

PPC workers to protest closing of lignite-powered plants

Workers at the state-run Public Power Corporation will be staging a rally on Monday in Kozani, northern Greece, to protest the government's plans to shut down all of the country's lignite-powered plants starting next year.

The rally against the "sudden death" of PPC, according to unionists, will start at 5 p.m. at the main square of the town of Ptolemaida.

Greek village evacuated after mine collapses

A destroyed road near the lignite coal mine area, where a huge landslide occurred near Amyntaio, Monday. Big masses of soil moved about 40 meters, causing dozens of residents of nearby village Agioi Anargyroi to evacuate their homes. A large portion of the mine collapsed and four excavators were crushed under tons of soil.