No Armenians among Greece wildfire casualties: Embassy
July 24, 2018 - 15:41 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - No Armenians were among the casualties of wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town, which killed at least 60 people.
The Armenian Embassy in Greece posted telephone numbers on Tuesday, July 24 and encouraged people to contact the embassy employees in case they had any information about Armenian citizens injured by the fire in Attica and other regions of Greece.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras cut short a visit to Bosnia on Monday and returned to Athens to preside over an emergency response meeting with fire chiefs and government officials.
In total at least 60 people died, Evangelos Bournous, the mayor of nearby Rafina-Pikermi, said.
It was unclear how many people remained unaccounted for as coastguard vessels combed beaches to find any remaining survivors, with military hospitals on full alert, a government spokesman said.
One of the youngest victims was thought to be a six-month-old baby who died of smoke inhalation, officials said. Of the 156 people injured, 11 were in intensive care, they added.
President of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) Arayik Harutyunyan has dismissed Ruben Vardanyan from the position of State Minister.
Congressman Frank Pallone attended a demonstration at the Capitol against Azerbaijan’s blockade of a key road in Nagorno Karabakh.
Ruben Vardanyan expressed conviction that his people will stay strong amid Azerbaijan’s blockade of the Lachin corridor.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov.
Team launches Speak Up platform to promote transparent practices Team Telecom Armenia has launched the Speak Up platform, the company says in a statement.
Ucom offers a new uDrift 3500 mobile internet tariff In order to join and activate the tariff plan, one should visit one of the Ucom sales and service centers.
Armenia moves to ban foreign currency home loans The National Assembly has approved amendments to the law, which were submitted by lawmaker Gevorg Papoyan from the ruling Civil Contract party.
Armenian serviceman who went missing in fog has been found The serviceman who went missing in the border areas of the southern province of Syunik has been found, the Defense Ministry said on March 2.