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Six Bulgarian tourists injured in a bus accident

28 December 2008 / 11:12:41  GRReporter
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Bus with Bulgarian tourists turned upside down in Greece, where six people were injured, announced Russian Information Agency Novosti. The accident happened in Katara region, not far from Ioanina in the Western part of the country, where the lowest temperatures in Greece were measured - -6⁰C. The bus skidded on the slippery road, fell in a ravine, which was deep 6 meters and turned upside down. Luckily all injured got away only with minor traumas.

All vehicles in Ioanina have chains. Yesterday the city airport remained closed and no flights came in or flew out. Until now there are no reports for inaccessible villages, despite abundant snowfall. The roads are cleaned regularly. A snow-plough slipped and turned upside down in a precipice on the road Kipi-Frangadi in the Zagorohoria region. It was a miracle that the driver got out with no injuries. The Ioanina traffic police has sent police patrols to all roads. They do not allow anyone to drive without chains, including on the Egnatia highway for Igoumenitza and Metzovo. The police and the Ioanina municipality ask the citizens not to travel unless it is absolutely necessary.

There are snowfalls in Northern Greece and the temperatures are low. The road Horiati-Agio Vasilio is closed. Driving in all regions of Greek Macedonia is with chains. Due to the bad weather a truck turned upside down on the Thessaloniki-Edessa road. All municipalities are ready to send snow-ploughs and trucks with salt anywhere needed. The heaviest snowfall was in Seres, Kastoya, Kozani, Edessa and in the mountain regions of Halkidiki, Verya and Florina. There is snowfall in Larissa where the Sklirou village is inaccessible from the snow.

The Greek National Meteorological Service warns that the bad weather will remain and on Sunday. The snow will stop during Sunday night. The low temperatures and the glassy roads will remain through the first days of next week.

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