Prime Minister George Papandreou on Monday expressed his sadness over the death of fire brigade officer Constantine Kastris during the operation to extinguish the fire at Vathy in Eastern Mani.
The prime minister said in a statement that "his sacrifice in a time of duty reminds us of our collective responsibility to protect our common heritage, the natural wealth of our country. May he be the last victim that we mourn in this effort" and extended his condolences to the family of the Fire Brigade's unfortunate officer.