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World Greek fire toll at 93 as two more die in hospital

14:10  09 august  2018
14:10  09 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

Greece: Divers recover body offshore of where wildfire raged

  Greece: Divers recover body offshore of where wildfire raged Coast guard divers have recovered a body near an area of Greece ravaged by a deadly wildfire a week ago the search for more victims focused on the coastline where hundreds of people were forced to flee. The death toll from the blaze some 30 kilometers (18 miles) east of Athens rose to 92.The coast guard has mobilized massive resources in its search for potential victims of the July 23 fire, the deadliest in Greece's recent history. Coast guard patrol vessels, helicopters and a navy frigate have scoured the southern Euboean Gulf since some people trying to escape fast-moving flames raced to the water.

GREECE : The bodies of two people thought to have fled into the sea to escape the wildfires that ravaged coastal towns near Athens last week have been recovered, port police said Tuesday. Confirmation that the pair were victims of the fire would bring the disaster's death toll to at least 93 .

Another two people have died from yesterday's bus accident in Narok, raising the death toll to nineteen. The two succumbed to their injuries last night, and

The Mati fire was the deadliest ever in Greece © Provided by AFP The Mati fire was the deadliest ever in Greece

The death toll from Greece's deadliest fire disaster rose to 93 on Thursday after two more people died in hospital.

The latest casualty was a 78-year-old woman, state TV ERT said. An 83-year-old man died on Wednesday.

Another 34 people are still hospitalised after the July 23 wildfire in the coastal resort of Mati, six of them in critical condition.

Four senior officials including the minister responsible for the police and the heads of the police and fire brigade have been removed from their posts.

Earlier Thursday, a list compiled by the civil protection authority said the victims included 44 women -- now 45 -- 35 men, 11 children and two still-unidentified persons.

Bodies of 70 killed in deadly Greek wildfires identified

  Bodies of 70 killed in deadly Greek wildfires identified 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.

MITHI: At least five more infants died due to malnutrition and outbreak of the various diseases in Thar, raising the toll to 93 since January of this year. All died in Civil Hospital Mithi.

More than 100 people have been injured in the fires raging on either side of Athens, charring farms A spokesman for the Greek government says the death toll from two big wildfires raging on the Official Niko Papaefstathiou told state television the two victims were taken to an Athens hospital early

The government had insisted that with winds blowing at speeds of up to 120 kilometres (75 miles) an hour, there was little time to mount an effective evacuation.

It later emerged that the police had failed to properly seal off the area because the fire brigade had not alerted them to the location and size of the blaze.

As a result, many drivers were inadvertently diverted into Mati's narrow streets and trapped.

Many drivers were inadvertently diverted into Mati's narrow streets and trapped © Provided by AFP Many drivers were inadvertently diverted into Mati's narrow streets and trapped

Residents fleeing the flames with just the clothes on their backs were also left unaided on the beaches for hours.

A judicial investigation into possible faults by state officials is under way.

The relatives of two people who perished in the fires have also sued the authorities for negligence and exposure to danger.

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