50 Feared Dead In Greece Wildfires – Red Cross

 50 Feared Dead In Greece Wildfires – Red Cross

Greece wildfires

At least 50 people are feared dead in Greece wildfires burning in the Attica region around Athens, in Greece’s worst fire crisis in more than a decade.

According to the Red Cross, 26 bodies were found in the yard of a villa in the seaside village of Mati, which is at the centre of the disaster.

As part of a huge rescue effort, emergency workers used boats and helicopters to evacuate a beach.

Hundreds of fire fighters are battling the blazes and the authorities are seeking international assistance.

A search-and-rescue operation is being conducted for 10 tourists who fled one of the fires in a boat, officials say.

Prime Minister Tsipras has declared a state of emergency in Attica, saying all emergency forces” had been mobilised as his government has asked other European countries for helicopters and additional firefighters to help tackle the fires.

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