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27 REFUGGES KILLED IN WILDFIRES IN GREECE
Devastating bushfires in Greece
Devastating fires are still raging in all parts of Greece, claiming tens of human lives
destroying vast forest areas.
Firefighters are fighting the flames on the island of Andros, while strong winds of
up to seven Beaufort are blowing on the island.
The residents of the Yides area received a message from 112 to evacuate the area
and move towards the Port of Gavrio.
It was reported that the fires appear to have been sparked by lightning that struck
the island on Saturday morning.
The two fires in Andros broke out in the areas of Vitali and near the monastery of
Life Giving Fountain. The Fire Brigade is reinforced from Syros and Tinos and
according to officials, 21 firefighters with 7 vehicles, 1 helicopter and 2 aircraft are
operating in the area.
According to the local media enandro.gr, flare-ups are frequent around Agia, while
describing the situation as difficult.
In the meantime, the fire brigade brought under partial control the fires that
broke out yesterday morning in Vari, Voula, Koropi and Grammatiko Attica after a
Also under the fire that broke out earlier in the Kampia area of Chios was
yesterday under partial control.
The battle continues with flare-ups on the fire fronts in Parnitha, Evros and Viotia.
According to the Fire Department, in Parnitha there are scattered active outbreaks
on its southwest side, in the Fort of the Tribe. A total of 260 firefighters are
In Evros the most active front is located in the wider area of Leptokarya Evros
towards Aisymi. In Dadia, in the southern part, the fire has been contained,
according to the Fire Service. In Rodopi, the fire brigade is dealing with scattered
Across Greece, wildfires have burned through 1.3 billion square meters (130,000
hectares) so far, an EU record, according to the European Forest Fire Information
TENS OF REFUGEES KILLED IN FIRES
Twenty seven refugees, were found dead in Greece’s Dadia Forest in Evros near
the Greek Turkish border.
The charred remains of the 27 people were recovered Tuesday near a shack close
to a national park in Alexandroupolis, a city in Greece’s Evros region. Evros, which
shares a land border with Turkey, is seen as a “no man’s land,” where bodies of
migrants trying to cross into the European Union are found every year.
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