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Greece’s prime minister apologies for failure to tackle wildfires: ‘I understand pain of whose houses burnt’

Greece’s prime minister has apologised for failures in tackling the wildfires tearing across the country.Hundreds of firefighters have been battling huge blazes that have forced thousands of people to flee their homes and destroyed dozens of properties.”We may have done what was humanly possible, but in many cases it was not enough,” Kyriakos Mitsotakis said.Thick […]

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Greece Fire: Strong winds push flames towards villages; hundreds evacuated by ferry

Wildfires are continuing to rip through the Greek island of Evia with strong winds driving flames towards villages.More than 2,000 people have already been evacuated from the island, many of those by ferry.A number of wildfires have struck the country in recent days. One blaze in the northern suburb of Athens is said to have […]

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Greece Wildfire: Hundreds evacuated by the sea as fires encroach land

Thousands of people fled wildfires burning out of control in Greece and Turkey on Friday, as a protracted heatwave turned forests into tinderboxes and flames threatened populated areas, electricity installations and historic sites. On the Greek island of Evia, the coastguard mounted a major operation to evacuate hundreds of people by sea, using patrol boats […]