Geography of Greece

Two swimmers dead in Volos and Nafplio

Two swimmers died on Thursday and Friday in separate incidents in beaches near the towns of Nafplio in the Peloponnese and Volos in Magnesia.

The first victim was an 89-year-old woman who was pulled out of the sea unconscious in Anavros beach near Volos on Friday morning.

Her body was transferred to the town's hospital for an autopsy.

Pedestrian dies after being hit by cars several times

A man was killed after being run over several times near Thessaloniki in northern Greece.
The 20-year-old, who was not named, was found on the Thessaloniki-Kilkis national highway late Tuesday.
Police said a vehicle driven by a 41-year-old woman hit the pedestrian who was subsequently struck by several more vehicles.
An investigation into the death is ongoing.

Woman detained over girl's disappearance in Thessaloniki

Police on Wednesday detained a woman in connection with the disappearance of a 10-year-old girl in Thessaloniki last week.

The woman is believed to be an acquaintance of the child's family and may in the past have lived in the same neighborhood as her.

Officers found her on the beach of the town of Katerini and led her to Thessaloniki's Security Division.

Thirty-six migrants rescued from boat off Lesvos

The Greek Coast Guard rescued 36 migrants from a dinghy off the northwest coast of the island of Lesvos on Sunday.

The migrants - 16 men, 10 women (among them 2 pregnant) and 10 minors - from Iran and Afghanistan were transported to the port of Petra for a medical check, before being taken to the Megala Therma camp, northern Lesvos, where they will be quarantined.

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