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Street in Berovo named after the Slovenian firefighter Žan Kofol

The Council of the Municipality of Berovo unanimously adopted the initiative to rename a street in Berovo with the name of the Slovenian firefighter Žan Kofol. He was one of the symbols in the fight against the forest wildfires in the Maleshevo area this past summer. The initiative for renaming a street in Berovo after the Slovenian fireman was submitted...

Portalb.mk: Two months after COVID-19 hospital blaze in Tetovo, Prosecutor’s Office still waiting for forensic reports

The second month since the tragic blaze in the modular COVID-19 hospital in Tetovo has passed, but there are still no results from the investigation into the causes. The general public is still held hostage by the mystery and the questions that the authorities are not giving answers to, Portalb.mk writes. Regardless of the fact that it has been almost...

North Macedonia PM Zaev didn’t accept resignations of Filipche and Hasani after COVID hospital blaze

Zoran Zaev, the Prime minister of North Macedonia, in a press conference yesterday announced that he will not accept the resignations of the Health Minister Venko Filipche and the Deputy Health Minister Ilir Hasani about the fire at the modular COVID hospital in Tetovo that claimed the lives of 14 people. "Regarding the рesignations offered by Health Minister Venko Filipche...

Public Prosecution: Short circuit in defibrillator cord started the deadly blaze in COVID hospital in Tetovo

The deadly fire in the modular COVID hospital in Tetovo which killed 14 people was a result of a short circuit in a cord of a defibrillator, announced the Basic Public Prosecution - Tetovo, citing Ministry of Interior's (MOI) forensic report. After the electric short circuit, the fire broke out in the outlet box of the extension cord where,...

Macedonian government declares three days of mourning after the blaze in Tetovo hospital

With one minute silence as respect toward the victims in the tragic fire at the modular covid center in Tetovo and as a sign of compassion with their families, at today's session, the Government adopted a decision to declare a three day period of mourning on the territory of the whole state. During today's session, the Government adopted a...

Ambassadors Geer and Galloway express condolences on victims in hospital blaze in North Macedonia

The tragedy that struck Tetovo, North Macedonia, last night, when blaze destroyed the modular COVID-19 hospital killing 14 of the 26 patients that were treated in the premises, is breaking news in the region and condolences are arriving from all sides. The EU Ambassador to North Macedonia, David Geer, expressed sorrow over the tragedy that struck the people of Tetovo. "Our...

After deadly blaze in Tetovo hospital, officials in North Macedonia are cancelling public events

The Office of the President of the Republic of North Macedonia cancelled all the planned events for today, due to the tragedy in the city of Tetovo yesterday evening, when 14 patients lost their lived in the deadly blaze that engulfed the modular COVID-19 hospital. Previously, the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, a number of government ministries and...

26 patients were treated in the fire-ravaged Tetovo modular hospital, 12 of them rescued

The Ministry of Health of North Macedonia informs that in yesterday evening's deadly fire that destroyed the modular COVID-19 hospital in the city of Tetovo, 14 people lost their lives. Before the blaze, 26 people were being treated in the COVID-19 centre and 12 of them were saved by the emergency services. The survivors are being treated in the...

Number of casualties of fire in North Macedonia hospital rises, Public Prosecution requests post mortem for 14 bodies

Prosecutors in North Macedonia have issued orders for post mortem and identification of the bodies of the 14 victims of the blaze the engulfed the COVID-19 modular hospital in Tetovo last night, and an investigation is ongoing whether there are other victims, announced the Basic Public Prosecution - Skopje. "DNA analysis is necessary to establish the identity of some of...

Blaze kills at least 10 patients in a modular COVID hospital in Tetovo, North Macedonia

Three prosecutors from Tetovo and two from Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, have started investigation about the fire that raged in the COVID-19 modular hospital in Tetovo and burned to the ground last night, with at least 10 people losing their lives in the blaze. Apart from the Prosecution, the Government of North Macedonia also issued a statement, noting...

It can take up to 50 years for the burned forests in North Macedonia to recover

It would take two to five decades for the destroyed forest areas and eco-systems in the wildfires to recover, said the authorities. Still, at the moment, the institutions have neither precise data about the areas of forests that were was burned down nor the condition of the areas that were affected by the summer fires. The director of the PE National...

North Macedonia: Ministry reacts to tragedy – child dies in fire chained to table

Regarding yesterday's incident of a fire in a building in Gostivar, when a 7-year-old child chained to a table died in appartment fire, the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy (MLSP) in its press release says that there were no reports at the Center for Social Protection (CSP)in Gostivar of parental negligence. "So far, there weren't any reports at CSP...

Top 7 fake news on the recent fires in the country and around the word

Fires are natural catastrophes that could be fatal for human lives, the fauna and the vegetation. They stir deep emotions and the public wants to be correctly and timely informed. Even though fires are tragic events, the creators of fake news did not miss the opportunity to take advantage of such situations. This summer two huge fires in the world...

Government condemns hate speech directed at victims of Greece fires

The Government has condemned hate speech directed at victims of the fire in Athens via social networks, said government spokesman, Mile Bosnjakovski, while responding to a journalist’s question whether a certain procedure would be initiated against those people. “We express are condolences with the victims in Greece. Hate speech is not acceptable for Macedonia as a modern state whose aspirations...

Today citizens of Tetovo will protest for clean air after complaints of an unbearable smell

Today, the citizens of Tetovo will gather at 13:00 pm in the city square to protest for clean air, because after the burning of the landfill, residents are complaining that in the city there is an unbearable stench. On the Faceebook event page “Landfill Tetovo”, it says people will start the protest from the city square, and will head towards...

The garage of “Publikum” journalist Zoran Milosheski was set on fire

Last night in Prilep, around 23:00 pm, unknown individuals set fire put to the garage of journalist and owner of the portal “Publikum”, Zoran Miloshevski. The fire was noticed by a resident from a neighboring building whose car was parked very close to Milosheski’s garage, reported “Publikum”. He immediately went down to the garages, phoned the police and started to extinguish...

Fire in four different Orthodox Churches on Easter day

Two Orthodox churches in Australia on Easter caught fire, just a few hours after the Serbian Orthodox church in Manhattan, New York burnt down. Today, another Orthodox Monastery in Russia also had a fire. The church in New York was burnt down to its walls, while the Macedonian Orthodox Church in Sydney completely burnt down. The fire in Russia is...

In Melbourne, Macedonian Church ‘St Nicholas’ on Fire

Today at 12:30, Australian time, a Macedonian Church by the name of 'St. Nicholas' in the suburb of Melbourne, Preston, Australia, a fire broke out. The fire, luckily did not cause any injuries but has caused material damage to the Church, reports the “Falanga”. The fire according to a member of the Fire Fighting Services, started that the fire had...

Temporary home for the homeless burnt down in Stip

Fifty people, of Roma origin, of which more than half are children have spent the first day of the New Year outdoors following an early morning, 5am blaze at a building that was formerly a Neuro-Psychiatric ward of the Clinical Hospital in Stip, which is presently a temporary residence for the homeless. The fire blazed across the roof and...

The number of casualties in Tianjin reaches 112 people

The number of casualties in the explosion in the Chinese city of Tianjin climbed to 112 people, reports Chinese news agency Xinhua. The fire that ignited in a dangerous chemicals depot caused a sting of huge explosions that injured 750 people. 85 Firefighters are still missing. This has been the most fatal fire accident in the last sixty years, with 112...