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Dead and Injured from Crete Earthquake Taken to Venizelio Hospital

September 27, 2021

ATHENS — The one person that was killed and the eight people injured during the 5.8 Richter earthquake in the region of Heraklion, Crete on Monday were transferred to Venizelio Hospital on the island.

Only one of those injured has sustained multiple injuries, two have broken bones and the other five have cuts and abrasions.

Meanwhile, Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides and the president of anti-seismic planning and protection organisation Efthymios Lekkas arrived in Arkalochori, Crete on Monday, after the 5.8 Richter quake in the area. Both took part in a meeting of the coordinating body set up to address the situation in the wider area.

The emergency general plan against earthquakes "Engelados" of the civil protection general secretariat has been set in motion from the first moment at Stylianides' orders.

Also in the same area are Deputy Minister for Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Evangelos Tournas , the general secretary for civil protection Vassilis Papageorgiou and the general director for coordination Phoebos Theodorou.

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