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Greek PM’s bodyguard shot in thigh...by himself 希臘總理隨扈警槍走火大腿中彈

A policeman guarding Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis shot himself in the leg while driving home from duty, police said.

Confirming the security department's reputation for making mistakes, the unidentified policeman's gun fired as he tried to loosen his belt, firing a bullet into his thigh and severing a main artery, police said.

Luckily for the officer, he was passing in front of a military hospital where doctors were able to stop the flow of blood and save his life.

Last month, another policeman reportedly injured himself while trying to shoot at a hijacked helicopter as it flew two dangerous prisoners out of Athens’ high security Korydallos prison.

In December, an officer shot and killed a teenage boy when his patrol car was hit with stones by a group of youths.

The death of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos led to the worst Greek riots in decades.

(STAFF WRITER WITH AFP)

希臘警方表示,總理科司塔斯.卡拉曼利斯的一個隨扈警員在下班駕車返家途中射傷自己的腿。

希臘維安單位近來出事連連,讓他們的信譽遭受質疑。警方表示,這名身份未經證實的警員想鬆開他的皮帶時,不小心誤觸扳機,朝著自己的大腿股射了一發子彈,切斷了一條大動脈。

不過所幸這名警員當時正好開車經過一間陸軍醫院,醫師才得以即時止住他血流如注的傷口,並救回他的命。

據報導,上個月有一架受挾持的直昇機企圖在雅典高度警戒的柯瑞達洛斯監獄接應兩名逃獄的囚犯,當時另一名警員在射擊直昇機時也射傷自己。

去年十二月,一名員警在他的警車被一群小伙子丟砸石頭後,射殺了一個青少年。

這名十五歲男孩艾利瑟斯.格瑞葛洛波洛斯之死引發希臘數十年來最大的民眾暴動。(法新社╱翻譯:袁星塵)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. reputation / n.

信譽 (xin4 yu4),風評 (feng1 ping2)

: Marco has a very bad reputation amongst his classmates.

(馬可斯在同學眼中風評很差。)

2. bullet n.

子彈 (zi3 dan4)

: The soldier was hit by a bullet, but it only caused a flesh wound.

(那位士兵被子彈打中,但只是輕傷。)

3. prisoner / n.

囚犯 (qiu2 fan4)

例: The prisoners escaped in a mass breakout.

(那些囚犯趁亂逃跑了。)

4. riot n.

暴亂 (bao4 luan4)

例: There was a riot in Paris last week.

(巴黎上週發生一場暴動。)


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