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Fire, torrential rain batter Greece, leave 7 dead

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 12, 2019 12:54

Fire, torrential rain batter Greece, leave 7 dead

At least five fires have southern Greece alight on Wednesday afternoon due to high temperatures and gale force winds, while at the same time a strong storm hit northern Greece leaving seven people dead, dozens injured and a fisherman missing, as well as losses or damages to properties. On Wednesday afternoon, at least five fires triggered either by high temperatures or gale force winds swept across the Peloponnese Peninsula, Attica Peninsula, Lamia Bay, and Evia Peninsula. The disasters were finally controlled before night fell due to the joint efforts of firefighters on the ground and planes in the air.

Thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate in central Maui as firefighters battled an aggressive brush fire. Images shared with Reuters showed thick smoke blanketting the sky, rising from Kihei, and seen from miles away. Maui Mayor Mike Victorino said at a press conference with local media on Thursday night, that the fire had not been contained as it has burned around 3,000 acres.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 12, 2019 12:54