Building Collapses, Kills Man in Patras Port

Saturday, August 5th, 2017
Last Update: 09:36

Greek authorities say a man has died after the roof of a derelict harbor building, used as a makeshift shelter by Roma, collapsed near the port of the western city of Patras.

The identity of the dead man was not immediately known. The fire brigade said rescuers were searching the ruins with the help of a sniffer dog for other victims or trapped survivors.

The building that collapsed Friday had been declared unsafe and was scheduled for demolition. It was in the city’s old harbor, which no longer handles ferry traffic.

Patras is Greece’s busiest ferry gateway to the west and a direct seaway point between Greece and Italy.

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