One year is completed since the massive catastrophic fire in Mati Attiki with memories, yet they are still fresh and the families of the victims are still looking for answers.
On Tuesday, a year has elapsed since the deadly fire that cost her life to 102 people , most of whom were residents or holidaymakers in the area.
Memorial service for the 102 victims of the fire in Mati
At the initiative of the church, there was an annual memorial to the souls of the people who left the fire in Mati on July 23, 2018, to the Holy Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
Memorial service for the 102 victims of the fire at Mati was held this morning at the Holy Temple of Dormition of the Theotokos
According to irafina.gr, a crowd of people, in a climate of emotion, and a prominent member of the Metropolitan of Kifissia, Maroussi and Oropos, Mr. Cyril, paid tribute to our 102 fellow human beings who left that busy day.
Present at the memorial was the Minister of Citizen Protection, Michalis Chrysohoidis, the new regional governor of Attica, Giorgos Patoulis, the new mayors of Rafina and Marathonas, as well as the deputy of Eastern Attica of New Democracy, George Vlachos.
After the memorial service, there was a parade at Argyra Akti at 11:30 am, while events were scheduled in Rafina, Mati, Nea Makri and Neo Voutzas.
In the afternoon, at 18.30, there will be a race of honour and memory starting and ending at the port in Mati. At 21.00, a tribute to the actor and writer Chryssa Spilioti, who left so unjustly in the disaster of July 23, 2018, will be presented at the open theatre of Apostas in Nea Makri. The event is charitable, as part of the income will be given to people affected by the region.
A candle in memory of the victims of the deadly fire ignited those who attended the memorial service
On Monday, July 22, a memorial night dedicated to the victims of the lethal fire of July 23 in Mati, Neo Voutsa and Rafina, is organised, entitled “One Year After”. The event will be premiered by Leda Protopsalti and Chrysoula Diavati, theatre critic, philologist and translator, Kostas Georgousopoulos and the favorite songwriter and resident of the region, Vangelis Germanos. The performance of the play “One Year After …” by Konstantinos Rodi and Voula Stampela, a documentary based on real events and directed by Nana Nikolaou, will be followed.
As for Tuesday, July 23, on the day of the deadly fire, in every affected area, those who want it will gather together, and by walking through the streets of fire they will end up silently at the port of Mati at 8pm, where the Commemoration of the Death will be held.
Source – iefimerida.gr