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At least 20 killed, dozens injured

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 24, 2018 12:20

At least 20 killed, dozens injured

Forest fires raging across Greece have killed at least 20 people, as the authorities there seek international assistance. Hundreds of firefighters are battling the blazes and people have left their homes near the capital, Athens. A search and rescue operation is underway for 10 tourists who fled one of the fires in a boat.

He cut short an official trip to Bosnia in order to help coordinate the response to the situation, which firefighters have described as “extremely difficult”. Most of the victims had been trapped in the seaside resort of Mati, 40km north-east of Athens and died either in their homes or their cars. More than 104 are injured, 11 seriously, he added, with 16 children among the casualties.

 

 

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 24, 2018 12:20