Mother and daughter found in Pieria ravine died instantly, coroner finds

A 45-year-old mother and her 17-year-old daughter who went missing last week and whose bodies were found at the bottom of a 120-meter-deep ravine in Pieria, northern Greece on Sunday, died instantly, according to the results on Monday of an autopsy conducted at Thessaloniki's Aristotle University.

The results of toxicology tests are expected in the coming days.

Infant's death in Tyrnavos attributed to respiratory infection

A forensic examination of the body of a 4-month-old baby which died on February 21 in the town of Tyrnavos, central Greece, attributed the infant's death to a respiratory infection, the state-run Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported.
Coroners ran tests on tissue samples and blood samples were sent to the National Meningitis Center to determine the cause of death.

Sole survivor of helicopter crash says aircraft got tangled in power lines

The sole survivor of a military helicopter crash that killed four army officers has said that the aircraft got tangled in power lines before going down.

The UH-1H helicopter crashed on Wednesday near the village of Sarantaporo in Elassona, central Greece, during a routine patrol flight.

Farmers gun their engines, threatening major protests

Farmers from Tyrnavos and Elassona in central Greece are seen driving their tractors along the stretch of national highway connecting Larissa and Kozani on Monday. Unions representing farmers are to decide this week on how to ratchet up their protests against increases in taxes, gas prices and social security contributions.