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Death toll rises to 96 after one more fire victim dies in hospital

A 68-year-old man died in KAT hospital in Athens late on Tuesday increasing the death toll in Athens wildfires to rose to 96. Another fire victim, a 63-year-old man, died on Monday.

Twenty two days after the deadly fires in Mati and Neos Voutzas in East Attica and 29 people remain hospitalized.

Six of the injured are in intensive care units with three of them to be intubated.

Also a 6-year-old child remains in a children’s hospital,  with the health condition to be described as good. His 35-year-old mother is in intensive care.

So fa, 13 people injured at the wildfires on 23. July have died in the hospitals.

Among the dead found in the fire-stricken areas are two bodies that remain unidentified as no relatives has sought for them. The two bodies belong to men; one is recognizable with few burn injuries, the other is charred. The second body belongs to an elderly man and was found in Neos Voutzas. The first body belongs to a man 40-50 years old, who was found close to the cars that were burned down in one of the main streets of Mati. The man was barefoot and wore a bathing suit. There is no missing declaration for him.

One person remains missing. Authorities reportedly suggest the elderly body may be the missing persons. The missing declaration was made by a friend.

For both bodies DNA samples are available, however, their identification is difficult to impossible if no relatives give samples for comparison.

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