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Heartbreaking dog rescue in Athens wildfires (videos, picts)

Burned and wounded, scared and hungry… a living creature with all signs of torment and suffering in the Athens wildfires. A matted dog who managed to survive after he sought refugee from the sweeping flames in a burned-out furnace in a forest in the area of Mati. The animal was …

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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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Therapy Miniature Horses narrowly escape Athens wildfires

The nine Gainesville Therapy Miniature Horses narrowly escaped the fire in East Attica and are well and safe. The facility of the Gentle Carousel Greece Therapy Miniature Horses is based in Rafina one of the coastal resorts in East Attica where the wild fires of Monday killed more than 88 …

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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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Athens wildfires: Turkish citizens wish Greeks “Get Well, Neighbor!”

Hundreds of Turkish citizens gathered outside the Greek consulate in the city of Izmir on Thursday to express their solidarity with the Greek people following the devastating wildfires and the heavy death toll. Simple people and members of trade unions held banners reading “Hold On, Neighbors!” Some were holding a …

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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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“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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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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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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Greek Air Force releases aerial footage from Athens wildfires

The Greek Air Force released video footage from the wildfires in North-East Athens (East Attica) and Kineta (West Attica. Flames and smog at land. In the sea, boats of the Navy and the Coast Guard seeking for missing people or those who sought refuge in the sea. The footage was …

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Preliminary Conclusions on Wildfires Tragedy by Athens University

The Department of Geology and Geo-Environment and the postgraduate program “Strategies for Management of the Environment, Disasters and Crises” of the University of Athens have published a report with scientific data and preliminary conclusions regarding the fires that affected Attica on July 23rd 2018. The data are presented in a …

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