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25 people missing in Athens wildfires, says Fire Service on Sunday

A week after the tragedy in Athens wildfires in East Attica and following an immense public pressure, the government obviously instructed the announcement about the number of missing people. The Fire Service announced in a statement published on Sunday evening that the number of officially missing people is 25. “It …

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Mati nightmare: Dozens hold their beloved ones above water (picts, videos)

Images of the apocalyptic hours dozens of people experienced at the Silver Beach in Mati in East Attica on Monday, 23. July 2018. Dozens of people are standing in the water waiting for help. Dozens of people hold tight their beloved ones above the water waiting for help. for hours. …

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Dimitris, 13 years old: One more child missing in Athens fires confirmed dead

One more child missing in the Athens wildfires has been confirmed dead on Saturday: 13-year-old Dimitris Alexpoulos. With every DNA match the tiny spark of hope dies together with the missing beloved one, the many victims of the fires. Authorities confirmed the death of the 13-year-old boy who went missing …

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Danish tourist rescued by Greek Navy 4.5 NM off Mati wildfires (video)

The Greek Navy released a video footage showing the rescue of a Danish tourist who had jumped into the sea to escape the rushing flames in East Attica. The tourist  from Denmark was spotted swimming 4.5 nautical miles, some 7.5 km, off the coast of Mati, state broadcaster ERT reported …

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Athens wildfires: Death toll rises to 88 after 42-year-old dies in hospital

A 42-year-old woman died in the hospital in the early morning hours on Saturday, increasing the death toll in the Athens wildfires to 88. The woman has been intubated and in intensive care unit of KAT hospital since the beginning of the week. She had reportedly suffered extensive burns as …

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Firefighter’s baby dies in Athens fires, wife in critical condition

A 6-month-old baby boy died in the arms of his mother, as she fled the inferno beginning of the week. The boy’s father was one of the firefighters fighting against the raging Athens wildfires on Monday. Mother and son were found in the sea, five hours after the blaze reached …

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Irishman missing in Athens wildfires confirmed dead

Irishman Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp has been confirmed dead after he was reported missing following wildfires in Greece. Mr O’Callaghan-Westropp and his wife Zoe Holohan were celebrating their honeymoon when wildfires consumed the coastal town of Mati. The news was confirmed by Ireland’s Ambassador to Greece Orla O’Hanrahan who said her sympathies …

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Two earthquakes rattle Samos island and the eastern Aegean Sea

An earthquake with magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale occurred at 11:10 on Thursday morning. Epicenter was the beach of Marathokampos in the south of the island of Samos in the Eastern Aegean Sea. The earthquake had a debt of 10 km. Two hours earlier, at 9:44 a tremor with …

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“As if we were in a horror movie”: Survivors speak about Athens wildfires

“It was as if we were in a horror movie,” say survivors when they speak about their experience and how they managed to escape death in the wildfires in North-east Athens and Attica. “We were seeing the flames and the smoke on the mountain and our friends were telling us …

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Australian Firefighters send heartwarming solidarity message to Greece

Heartwarming message of solidarity to Greece from far-away Austria. Firefighters in Newtown in New South Wales send a message of solidarity not only to their Greek colleagues but to all Greeks and especially those hit by the deadly wildfires in Attica this week. A sign of solidarity posted on the …

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Athens wildfires: 81 dead, dozens of people still missing

Death toll in Athens wildfires has increased to 79. This is the number of officially confirmed dead, according to the Fire Service briefing at 11 o’ clock Wednesday morning. Half an hour later, a 84-year-old injured man died in a hospital in Athens, while another body was reportedly found in …

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Polish mother and son die while fleeing wildfires in Athens

Two Polish nationals, a mother and her son, have died following the wildfires raging in North-East Athens on Monday.Their bodies were found in the sea and most probably were drowned when the boat they used together with other tourist to flee the fire capsized. “They were on the boat among …

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Athens Wildfires info: Online Platform for Missing People

Athens Wildfires – Missing People – Online Platform: An electronic data based platform was opened on Tuesday morning for the people who went missing in the Athens wildfires in East Attica on Monday. The platform was set up at 9 o’ clock in the morning when a group of web …

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East Attica Fire info: Missing Relatives & Friends?

The Fire Service urging people who miss relatives and friends in the areas hit by the wildfires to call phone number 199. They have to provide data and information. Δήλωση αγνοουμένων από τις πληγείσες από την #πυρκαγιά περιοχές, καλώντας στο 199. pic.twitter.com/LVBV4AwZFi — Πυροσβεστικό Σώμα (@pyrosvestiki) July 24, 2018

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East Attica Fire info: Emergency Phone Numbers

Greek police has a list of Emergency phone numbers for people affected by the wildfires in Athens as wells as for relatives missing beloved ones. 112 European Emergency Number 100 Greek Police 166 Ambulance Service EKAV 199 Fire Service pic.twitter.com/KwObXCQzDw — Ελληνική Αστυνομία (@hellenicpolice) July 24, 2018 The Fire Service …

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