In the Greek city of Kalamata in the Peloponnese island cameraman was killed during the celebration of the Passover from falling pyrotechnics, informs RIA “news”. He filmed local custom “sicopolis”, or “the battle of arrows”.
The roots of this custom go to the beginning of the XIX century, when the Greeks fought against the Turkish rule. During the ceremony the participants fight self-made “arrows”, which are cardboard tubes filled with gunpowder.
One of those tubes hit a cameraman of the local media in mind when he was shooting a custom “battle”. The time of exposure in man “boom” also caught on film.
53-year-old man was taken to hospital in serious condition. Despite the efforts of doctors, he died.
Earlier it was reported that in the U.S. city of Atlanta operator of a local TV station, did not believe the party’s story when he called him his name. A man complained that the broadcast gave him a fake name.