Boy Playing Hide-and-Seek on Zakynthos Electrocuted by Wires

A boy playing hide-and-seek with friends was killed by exposed air conditioner unit wires at a hotel on the island of Zakynthos, after which police arrested  the owner, an electrician and the air conditioner’s technician. 

According to media reports, the boy suffered an electric shock and died after coming in contact with the exposed wiring near his home at the village of Tsilivi, at the northeastern coast of the island.

There were mixed reports about the boy’s age, with some media saying he was 9 while others stating he was 12, said Kathimerini. His body was to be taken to the forensic service of Patras where an autopsy will determine the cause of death.

“He went to play, our boy left for five minutes,” the victim’s father told Mega TV adding that his son played there often. He also said that the air conditioning unit’s wiring “was exposed…and the boy tried to hide there and it touched his body.”


ATHENS - Greece confirmed 4,048 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Thursday, bringing all confirmed infections since the pandemic began to 3,436,046 (daily change: +0.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


Mission, TNH’s New Travel Documentary Series with Clelia Charissis

Every weekend, TNH and Clelia Charissis are on a mission, traveling around Greece and the world to highlight places through the people we meet along the way.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.