Aegina island starved of drinking water after explosives sabotage water supply

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The Greek island of Aegina was starved of drinking water after authorities discovered sabotaged marine pipeline which was successfully repaired it was announced on Wednesday.

Repairs of the sabotaged marine pipeline which supplies the island with drinking water from the mainland were successfully completed.

The pipeline was damaged in July by the use of an incendiary device, with the contractor sending an ROV to assess the damage, and the Hellenic Coast Guard carrying out investigations. However, the pipeline's operation at the popular Saronic Gulf island continued uninterrupted throughout repairs.

Commenting, Attica Regional Governor Giorgos Patoulis noted that "the Attica Region's services and executives are constantly alert and ready to deal with acts of sabotage, which we hope to avoid, and we condemn."