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24 Aug 2020 | 09:13 AM UTC

Greece: Reports of minor explosion on board ferry at Crete’s Heraklion Port August 24

Greece News Alert

Reports of a minor explosion on board vessel at Heraklion Port in Crete on August 24; residual disruptions possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/24/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/25/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Heraklion Port, Heraklion, Crete island

Event

Unconfirmed reports on social media outlets suggest that at least four people were injured on Monday, August 24, after an explosion took place on board a ferry docked at the Heraklion Port in Crete. Reports indicate that an electrical explosion occurred in the engine room of the vessel. Crewmembers were injured and transferred to a nearby hospital, there were no passengers on board.

Residual disruptions in the vicinity of the port are possible over the coming hours.

Advice

Those in Crete are advised to avoid the immediate area, monitor developments, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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