Wildfires Kill 50 in Greece

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Wildfires Kill 50 in Greece

Wildfires have killed nearly 50 people in the Attica region around Athens.

Many of the casualties are believed to be young children, with the fire brigade confirming 49 deaths.

Mati, a seaside village witness a larger number of deaths, with 26 corpses were found in a yard, according to the local mayor.

Rescue efforts for missing people have continued, as emergency workers deployed boats and helicopters to evacuate a beach, while efforts are also on to find and rescue 10 tourists who fled one of the fires in a boat, officials say.

The country seeks international assistance even as hundreds of firefighters are battling the blazes.

Speaking on the incident, Greece Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras told reporters,”We will do whatever is humanly possible to control it’.

The tragedy is described as Greece’s worst fire crisis in more than a decade.

Simeon/Net

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