Greek Bus Driver Acquitted of Arson in Kryoneri Big Blaze

ATHENS – A 43-year-old bus driver accused of starting a fire in the suburb of Kryoneri in August 2021 was cleared of the charges by a court after he said he was there trying to put out the flames and save trapped animals.

He wasn’t identified but Kathimerini said he had also been charged with hampering firefighters – no details were given – and that he becae a suspect following tips from Civil Protection volunteers who said he was at the scene.

State Security, who compiled the file against him said while he was in three areas where flare-ups occurred that when he was arrested no matches, lighters or other incendiary devices were found on him.

A number of local residents said his aid helped them save their properties from ad advancing flames. “Even though the soles of his shoes had melted, he continued to help us barefoot,” one of them also said.



ATHENS - Despite British Museum teased offers of loaning Greece back the stolen Parthenon Marbles, it's likely to never happen without the United Kingdom changing laws to allow their repatriation.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

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.

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.