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Death toll rises to 91 after another Athens wildfires victim dies in hospital

Death toll in Athens wildfires rose to 91 after one more victim died on Sunday night. A 95-year old woman hospitalized in the intensive care unit of Thriaseio Hospital in Athens was the third fire victim to die over the weekend. The woman was the eight fires victim to die …

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PM Tsipras replaces chiefs of Fire Service, Police over Athens wildfires tragedy

In an extraordinary meeting of the Greece’s Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA) on Sunday afternoon, the chiefs of the Fire Service and the Police were replaced. The decision comes 14 days after the deadly wildfires where at least 90 people lost their lives in an area just …

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UPD Death toll rises to 90 after Athens wildfires victims die in hospital

Two more victims of Athens wildfires died over the weekend in hospitals of the Greek capital A 55-year-old woman died on Saturday night and an 85-year-old man on Sunday noon. Both were hospitalized in intensive care units since 23. July 2018. The woman had reportedly extensive burn on 90% of …

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Minister for Citizen Protection Toskas resigns over 88 dead in Athens Wildfires

Minister for Citizen Protection Nikos Toskas submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday afternoon. “The natural disaster and the loss of so many lives go beyond his will to continue,” he said. “I have tried all my life to offer to the defense and the protection of …

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Fire Service leadership under fire for Athens wildfires as blames fly around

Twelve days after the deadly wildfires in Athens and the list of errors apparently committed by Greek authorities is seemingly getting longer. Fire Service, Police and Regional Government are throwing responsibilities about the tragedy with 87 dead in East Attica on 23. July 2018 on each other. Based on fire …

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One and a half ministerial Apology for the Athens Wildfires

The first minister apology for the Athens wildfires came by the deputy defense minister on Thursday morning. Even though with a delay of eleven days. The ministers of Foreign Affairs and the deputy for Citizen Protection and Public Order followed. Almost. Deputy Defense Minister, Fotis Kouvelis, said during a live …

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85 people dead, one missing in Athens wildfires, says Fire Service

The bodies of 81 people have been identified, one person remains missing, the Greek Fire Service said on Wednesday evening. The four people who have died in the hospitals should be added to the above number, the statement said. According to registration conducted by relatives, one person remains missing. Media …

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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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IMF: “Progress but action needed”… Ops! and “condolence” to Greece’s fire tragedy

IMF Greece’s report published on 31. July 2018: With the wildfires tragedy since last week we forgot that we have other issues that are pressing, like Greece’s commitments to the lenders. But a creditor is a cool-headed technocrat who does not get impressed by 92 dead people killed within a …

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Athens wildfires: Citizen files first lawsuit against all state responsibles

The first lawsuit by a private citizen over the devastating fire in eastern Attica on July 23 was filed with the chief prosecutor of the Athens Appeals Court Antonios Liogas on Monday, by retired navy officer Panagiotis Stamatis. The plaintiff also asked that the plenum of appeals justices be convened …

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Body with burns spotted floating in sea off Glyfada – Fleves

A body floating in the sea was recovered on Tuesday morning near the islet of Fleves in the sea area of Glyfada in south Athens. The macabre finding was discovered by the owner of a private boat sailing from the marina in Glyfada to the island of Aegina at 8:30 …

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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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Greeks hold candle event to honor the fires victims in Athens

A few hundred people gathered outside the Greek Palriament at Syntagma Square on Monday evening to honor the  dozens of victims of the deadly wildfires in East Athens. With candles the formed a heart and the date of the unprecedented tragedy <23-7>. Their solidarity with the victims’ families was silent. …

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Big subsidence on Mesogeion Ave, one of Athens main roads (video)

A huge hole appeared on Mesogeion Avenue one of the main roads of Athens linking the city center to the suburbs in North-West. The asphalted ground reportedly sank in a dept of  two meters. The subsidence occurred on Mesogeion Street in the height of Zagoras street in Ambelokipoi district of …

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One more body recovered in Mati, death toll increases to 92

One more body was recovered from the sea area in front of Kokkino Limanaki of Mati on Monday afternoon, a full week after the deadly blaze swept through East Attica, North-East of Greek capital Athens. Death toll has increased to 92 although there is no official confirmation. According to preliminary …

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City Counselors in fire-stricken areas demand Mayor’s resignation

The Municipality Council of Marathon in East Attica is in uproar. The overwhelming majority of city counselors are calling for the resignation of mayor Ilias Psinakis whom they consider as “dangerous for people’s safety.” The fire-stricken village of Mati where dozens of people lost their lives in the wildfires of  …

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Athens Homeless help fire-stricken fellowmen in East Attica

Athens Homeless help their fire-stricken fellowmen in East Attica. The volunteers groups of the Equal Society NGO has moved to the town of Rafina where a logistics center to distribute donated aid to the local population has been set up.  The group consists mainly of homeless people, those who do …

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Wildfires burn down 1260 hectares alone in Mati, East Attica

Detailed maps showing the extent of the burnt areas in eastern Attica were released on Monday by the forest fires monitoring centre of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) at the National Observatory of Athens. Using a system of Drones/UAV for high resolution spatial analysis, …

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Top plastic surgeon from Australia in Greece to help victims of wildfires

A top plastic surgeon based in Adelaide has traveled from Australia to Greece to offers his help and expert assistance to the victims of the wildfires who have suffered burn injuries. Dr John Greenwood who has developed synthetic skin product hopes to be able to use it on the fire …

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