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Greek quadriplegic woman dies due to unpaid power bills
« on: July 25, 2014, 11:37:15 AM »
A 56-year-old quadriplegic woman on life support died on Wednesday allegedly because Greece's public utility cut the power off due to her unpaid bills.

PPC expressed its condolences to the family, and told AFP that the bill was not issued in the woman's name but did not say to whom it was addressed.

"We were given no information about the health status of the woman," PPC's spokesman said.

"Her family hadn't even applied for the special status accorded to people on life support," he added.

Public Power Corporation of Greece announced last week electricity rate increases up to 11 percent for household customers starting July 25.

An autopsy is to determine the exact reasons for her death.  :-[ ah, the humanity!!!

Public Power Corporation of Greece announced last week electricity rate increases up to 11 percent for household customers starting July 25

Nevertheless the company has set different rates as well as different treatment for special groups of citizens, such as those who are in need of life support or the unemployed.

Crisis-hit Greek households are finding it increasingly difficult to pay their electricity bills.

According to PPC data, total debt from unpaid bills currently total some 1.3 billion euros ($ 1.75 billion).

The amount is growing at an average rate of 4.0 million euros ($ 5,385 million) per day.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140723/greek-quadriplegic-woman-allegedly-dies-due-unpaid-power-bills

Yeap, she was quadriplegic and on life support, left to die by our "caring" state... Her son was wondering "how they can sleep at night?"

Truckloads of valium  :-\ Nah, they don't need em... They're "good"
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