Prefectures of Greece

Two arrested for arson in the Peloponnese

Two men were arrested on Thursday for suspected arsons in the regional units of Messinia and Ilia, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.
The first suspect, a 52-year-old man, is accused of starting several fires in a forested area near the old Kalamata-Tripoli national highway and in dry vegetation near the Tsakonas-Kalo Nero old highway - both in Messinia.

Two arrested for migrant smuggling after car chase

Police in northern Greece on Monday arrested two foreign nationals, aged 24 and 19, and charged them with people smuggling after a car chase.
The two suspects had 10 illegal migrants crammed in their car, police said.
The migrants had entered Greece via the country's border with Turkey in the Evros region.

One dead, 2 injured in level crossing crash near Kilkis

One woman was killed and two people injured on Thursday in a crash involving a car and a train at an unmanned level crossing in the community of Myriofitou near Kilkis in northern Greece.
Local authorities have launched an investigation into the incident, while the national railway operator, Trainose, said the accident caused delays on the Thessaloniki-Drama route.

Meteorologists forecast slight dip in sweltering weather

After a sweltering weekend that saw temperatures reach as high as 39 degrees Celsius in the Peloponnese, meteorologists forecast a dip early in the week. 

According to counting stations of the National Observatory of Athens, temperatures reached 38.9 in Messinia, 38.5 in Aitoloacarnania, 38.2 in Ileia, 37.7 in Agrinio and 37.3 in Trikala.

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