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Athens wildfires victim dies in hospital, death toll rises to 98

An 83-year-old woman passed away early morning Thursday and her death increases the victims of Athens wildfires to 98, the Fire Service announced. The woman had suffered severe burn injuries on 23. July and was hospitalized in KAT ever since. She is the second wildfires victim to die in the …

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Death toll in Athens wildfires rises to 93, victims list goes public

A 78-year-old victim of the Athens wildfires died in the Sismanogleio hospital in the Greek capital on Thursday morning, increasing the death toll to 93. The woman not in intensive care unit, however, she had serious health problems in addition to the fire injuries.The woman is the tenth victim to …

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Lack of communication between Fire Service and Police during deadly Athens wildfire

Official documents proving the disorganization of Fire Service and Police on the day of the deadly wildfires in Athens are on their way to prosecutor investigating the causes and responsibilities that led to the death 0f 91 people. There was no proper coordination, no organization and no communication between the …

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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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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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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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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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Fire Service rescues injured 18-year-old Dutch hiker from mountain slope (video)

For more than 30 hours, an 18-year-old Dutch hiker was waiting for his rescue on an inaccessible mountain slope in Western Greece. The adventure had a happy ending after a Super Puma helicopter of the Fire Service rescued the injured man, brought him to safety and transferred him to a …

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17 arrested for wildfires in forest areas across Greece

The Crime Directorate of the Greek Fire Service has arrested at least 17 people for causing wildfires in forest areas across Greece. The last two arsonists were arrests took place on Monday in Ilia, Peloponnese. Two brothers aged 31 and 20 years old, were arrested by the Fire Brigades in …

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