One dead, three seriously injured during Easter celebrations in Greece

  29 April 2019    Read: 1136
One dead, three seriously injured during Easter celebrations in Greece

A Greek cameraman lost his life and three minors have been injured from a bullet and fireworks during four different incidents across Greece, as Greek Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter on Sunday, Xinhua reports.

The cameraman was fatally injured by fireworks during a display on Sunday afternoon at the city of Kalamata in southern Greece, local "Ethnos" (Nation) newspaper reported.

An 8-year-old girl was hospitalized in critical condition in an Athens hospital, after being hit in the head by a stray bullet in Thiva city, an hour drive northwest from the Greek capital, local Alpha television channel reported.

The girl was playing with friends outdoors when the incident happened. No arrest has been made yet. On some occasions, like during wedding parties in the countryside, some Greeks celebrate by firing in the air.

Two 14-year-old boys were also seriously injured due to fireworks on Saturday night on the islands of Kos and Aegina and were transferred to Athens, news website "in.gr" reported.

In both cases doctors are trying to save the teenagers' fingers.


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