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Mati video: Dozens trapped on rocky beach desperately waiting for help

Dozens of people are stranded on a rocky beach in Mati. Parents are holding tight their babies, children are crying in their mothers’ arms, elderly are sitting exhausted on the sharp rocks, young couples are hugging each other. Some have covered their heads with wet clothes to reduce exposure to …

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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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Powerful rainstorm floods again Athens, forces Metro evacuation

A powerful rainstorm broke out short after 01:30 Sunday afternoon and flooded again the streets in West and North suburbs of Greek capital Athens. Metro stations and were reportedly evacuated and remain closed due to power outages and floods. was evacuated and closed due to repeated power outages. was evacuated …

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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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Breathtaking video of man risking life in flames to save his cat

This is one of the most shocking videos from the East Attica wildfires of last Monday (23. July 2018). A man tries to rescue his cat as the blaze is moving at a high speed towards his house in the settlement of Neos Voutzas. He has no chance to leave the …

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Blood Moon rises over Greece – Amazing pictures and video

Blood Moon and lunar eclipse on 27. July 2018. A magnificent full moon rose from the east and put its spell on millions of people on the Earth. A so-called Blood Moon because the light of the Sun goes through the Earth atmosphere as it tries to reach the Moon. …

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WRF-SFIRE system simulates spread of lethal fire in Athens

Wildfires in Athens, East Attica. A pilot implementation on the WRF-SFIRE forecasting system stimulates the spread of the deadly fire on 23. July 2018. The video shows the evolution of the lethal fire in East Attica, as predicted by the WRF-SFIRE forecasting system of the National Observatory of Athens. It …

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Greece’s National Meteo warns of strong rainfalls, thunderstorms July 28-30

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY has issued a weather deterioration warning with strong rainfalls and thunderstorms, hale and powerful wind. The weather warning is valid from Saturday, 28. July until Monday July 30 2018. Weather Forecast Analytically the regions that will be affected are as follows: Saturday, 28. July Chalikidiki, …

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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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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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Emergency situation in suburbs in North Athens

Emergenc yin several suburbs of North Athens. Local authorities urge citizens in Marousi, Vrilissia and Chalandri to stay in their homes. In some streets the water has reached a depth of one meter, locals say on social media. The Fire Service has received more than 140 calls, many by motorists …

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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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