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Greece: 'Complete desolation' - Wildfire death toll rises to 7401:45

Greece: 'Complete desolation' - Wildfire death toll rises to 74

Greece, Rafina
July 24, 2018 at 01:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Greek fire brigade said the wildfire death toll has risen to 74 on Tuesday, after wildfires ripped through the Rafina region near Athens the previous day.

The seaside village of Mati in Rafina remains the worst affected.

All that remains of a once vibrant settlement are burnt-out cars and shells of buildings.

A survivor felt "complete desolation and sadness" over the events.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared three days of national mourning.

Greece: 'Complete desolation' - Wildfire death toll rises to 7401:45
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Greek fire brigade said the wildfire death toll has risen to 74 on Tuesday, after wildfires ripped through the Rafina region near Athens the previous day.

The seaside village of Mati in Rafina remains the worst affected.

All that remains of a once vibrant settlement are burnt-out cars and shells of buildings.

A survivor felt "complete desolation and sadness" over the events.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared three days of national mourning.

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