Alexandroupolis General Hospital and 8 villages evacuated

Alexandroupolis General Hospital and 8 villages evacuated

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The Alexandroupolis General Hospital was evacuated late on Monday as a large fire was approaching the northern Greek city. CE Report quoting Athens-Macedonian

Preparations for possible evacuation had been announced earlier by the Fire Brigade spokesperson Yiannis Artopios during a briefing. Patients were evacuated with ambulances provided by the Health Ministry and the help of a large police force stationed in the region for the purpose.

Two separate messages of the 112 emergency service had been issued to residents of Alexandroupolis, a major port and energy hub, alerting them to heavy smoke from fires in the region and ordering them to stay indoors with shut doors and windows.

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