Greek fires: Residents ‘worsened disaster’ through unlawful development

Aerial view of Mati Image copyright Reuters Image caption The beach the city of Mati, east of Athens, has been the hardest-hit community

Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos informed the BBC that unlawful development has contributed to 1 of the country’s worst-ever wildfire disasters.

He stated construction via citizens between wooded spaces used to be a “crime” that had ended in blocking break out routes.

Mr Kammenos was confronted via angry locals as he visited areas devastated via fires east of Athens this week.

At least 81 other folks died and seek teams concern they will in finding further sufferers as dozens extra are missing.

Arriving within the fireplace zone within the the town of Mati on Thursday, Mr Kammenos was surrounded via citizens who accused him of forsaking them.

Symbol copyright Copernicus Image caption EU satellite provider Copernicus produced a map showing the almost whole devastation of residential spaces

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