Occupational safety and health

Bulgarian Economy Ministry Takes Control Over the Activities with Gold and Precious Stones

The registration regime and the control over the extraction, processing and transactions with precious metals and precious stones and the products from such materials will be transferred from the Ministry of Finance to the economic department. This includes changes to the Foreign Exchange Act, approved by the government on Wednesday.

Firefighters battling to contain wildfire on Samos island

Firefighters on the eastern Aegean island of Samos were battling to contain a wildfire that broke out late Saturday tearing through a pine tree forest.

A total 36 firefighters, manning 17 trucks, were sent to the area of Kedros, in the northwest part of the island, to tackle the fire. They were aided by five water-dropping helicopters and two aircraft.

Death toll in wildfires rises to 97

The death toll in last month's wildfire in eastern Attica has reached 97, according to the fire service.

In a short statement, the fire service said that 83 people were killed in the deadly blaze while 14 subsequently died in hospital.

The latest fatality is a 78-year-old man, who died of his burns injuries in Thriasio hospital, in western Attica. 

The Sudden Heat Wave Affects us Badly, just for a Day 40 People Passed Out Sofia

40 people have passed out because of the heat in Sofia since the morning, said Emergency Aid. There are no reports of fatal cases so far. In the words of Emergency Response Speaker Katya Sungarska, high temperatures are not so bad as the sharp change of weather. Emergency teams urge everyone, especially people with chronic illnesses, not to go outdoors during the warmest hours of the day.