Two Deaths and Four Serious Injuries From Greek Easter Fireworks


Two men lost their lives and four were seriously injured from fireworks since last Friday. Two men, aged 23 and 26 were killed by electrocution on Friday in a village near Kalamata, Peloponnese, when their firework hit the power cables. The two men were holding a cable attached to the firework.

Additionally, a 25-year-old man was seriously injured by a homemade firecracker during Orthodox Easter celebration in Kalamata early on Sunday. The man was taken to the hospital where doctors had to amputate both his arms. He also lost his eyesight during the blast. Another 25-year-old man who was near him also suffered a light injury.

Similarly, two elders, aged 61 and 65, were also seriously injured in Messini, off Kalamata, while participating in a local fire show custom. Both men lost one of their hands.