Wildfires in Greece’s Attica area have killed nearly 50 people.
Most of the sufferers have been trapped within the village of Mati, 40km (25 miles) north-east of Athens, and died either of their houses or their vehicles. This village within the Rafina region is well liked by vacationers.
Symbol copyright EPA Symbol caption Smoke rises over a motorway in Neo Voutsa, a suburb of Athens Image copyright Reuters Symbol caption The sky became orange as smoke spread over the seaside the city of Kineta in west Attica Image copyright AFP Image caption A firefighting helicopter flies over the town of Rafina on Attica’s jap coast, where fires are a recurring problem within the summer Image copyright AFP Symbol caption Top Minister Tsipras has declared a state of emergency in Attica Symbol copyright AFP Image caption the government has requested different ECU international locations for helicopters and additional firefighters Image copyright AFP Image caption the fire was specifically fatal in Mati, the place 26 bodies were discovered simply 15m (50ft) from the sea Symbol copyright AFP Image caption Emergency workers used boats and helicopters to evacuate residents and tourists stranded along the coast
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