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Tragical Easter for American tourists in Santorini . Three seriously injured by fireworks, American woman in critical condition. One death from Riffles

Posted by moodhacker on April 21, 2014 at 5:25 AM


It is considered a Paschal tradition held through decades on Greek Easter days, as a "light &sound" effect ,could somebody guess, but unfortunately turns fatal, and often get out of control,steadily each year .


On this years's Resurrection Night, four tourists, who were enjoying their vacations on the world's beloved island Santorini, found themselves seriously ijured in hospital. One of them, an American woman, is hospitalised in Intensive Care Unit in critical condition .


For a foreigner, it is unbelievable to realise that this is a feast and joy tradition, which though, obviously, has become for some local communities addictive, and.. irreversally tempting!


To have an idea on how serious this can be , take a look on the video below. A real rocket-war, that traditionally take place every year on Chios island between two churches!



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Seven people injured by fireworks on Santorini this Easter, four tourists in serious condition, one Greek dead in Crete by Festive riffles


The seven people were injured during the Easter Celebrations, where traditionally fireworks are used each year on early Sunday hours.


The injured included three American tourists aged 51, 53 and 54 respectively, who were transferred by air from Santorini to Crete after suffering serious injuries from fireworks used by worshippers.Of them , one American woman is hospitalised at the moment in serious condition in Intensive Care Unit after she


Five other people, three Cypriots,  23 year old and two Greek Cypriots , aged 24 and 27 years  and two Greeks, were also slightly injured in the same incident and received first aid on the Greece’s popular tourist island.


 Fireworks are broadly known in the country as used during, -among  other celebrations-, the Resurrection of Christ,  Saturday to Sunday Easter night in Greece. Almost each year the country reports casualties caused by fireworks on Easter, and sometimes deaths.


 The Police arrested two persons, which are accused to have thrown makeshift firecracker in the courtyard of the Church of  Our Lady of the Akathist Hymn, according to the notice of the police, and will be leaded to the Prosecutor of Naxos island.



I n Crete , a 25 years old Greek lost his life, and a 23 years old his eye(!) during the Easter night celebrations , where , traditionally fireworks are not enough . Riffles are shot on air as a festive  special-effete...





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