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Offbeat Bodies of 70 killed in deadly Greek wildfires identified

15:36  31 july  2018
15:36  31 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Greece wildfires kill at least 60, including 26 huddled near Athens beach

  Greece wildfires kill at least 60, including 26 huddled near Athens beach A firestorm that swept through a seaside resort town near the Greek capital killed at least 60 people.The two largest wildfires — one 20 miles northeast of Athens near Rafina, the other 30 miles west of the capital in Kineta — broke out Monday during hot, dry summer conditions.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) The bodies of 70 people killed by Greece 's deadliest wildfire in decades have been identified People gather outside the Greek Parliament in Athens, Monday, July 30, 2018 in memory of victims of a deadly wildfire a week ago. The date of July 23 is marked with candles.

Authorities say the bodies of 70 people killed by Greece 's deadliest wildfire in decades have been identified , while forensic experts continue working to identify more remains recovered from the area.The coast guard said Tuesday it had recovered the body of a woman from the

People gather with candles outside the Greek Parliament in Athens, Monday, July 30, 2018 in memory of victims of a deadly wildfire a week ago. More than 90 people died in the fire that gutted resorts east of Athens, the deadliest Greek fire in recent history. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis): People gather with candles outside the Greek Parliament in Athens on July 30, 2018, as they honor the wildfire victims. © The Associated Press People gather with candles outside the Greek Parliament in Athens on July 30, 2018, as they honor the wildfire victims.

ATHENS, Greece — Authorities say the bodies of 70 people killed by Greece's deadliest wildfire in decades have been identified, while forensic experts continue working to identify more remains recovered from the area.

The coast guard said Tuesday it had recovered the body of a woman from the sea in the Saronic Gulf south of Athens, but tests were needed to determine whether it was related to the July 23 blaze that devastated a seaside resort northeast of Athens.

Grim house search yields more bodies in Greek fires, 81 dead

  Grim house search yields more bodies in Greek fires, 81 dead Rescuers in Greece have intensified a grim house-to-house search for more casualties from a deadly forest fire outside Athens.Joint patrols of the Fire Service, army personnel, and volunteer rescuers discovered more bodies in the gutted homes near the port of Rafina east of Athens, raising the death toll to 81.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The bodies of 70 people killed by Greece 's deadliest wildfire in decades have been identified , authorities said Tuesday, as forensic experts continue work to identify more remains recovered from the area.

Athens, Greece (AP) -- The bodies of 70 people killed by Greece 's deadliest wildfire in decades have been identified , authorities said Tuesday The high death toll has prompted strong criticism of the Greek government for not preparing enough for this year's fire season. The Mati area lacked good

Some 90 people are believed to have died in the blaze, but confusion has surrounded the exact death toll. The fire department explained some bodies were so badly burned that coroners discovered some body bags contained remains of more than one person, raising doubts about the total number of bodies recovered.

Wildfire burns in Rafina, near Athens: People watch a wildfire raging in the town of Rafina, near Athens, Greece, July 23, 2018. Wildfire rages near Athens

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New emergency chiefs after Greece fires .
The police and fire heads are replaced as criticism grows over government's handling of the fires.A statement from the prime minister's office on Sunday said that the heads of the police force and fire brigade had both been replaced by their deputies.

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