Greek wildfire leaves many in distress, death toll on 79

Published: 24th July 2018 06:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2018 09:35 PM  

A firefighter sprays water on the fire in the town of Mati, east of Athens, Monday, July 23, 2018. Regional authorities have declared a state of emergency in the eastern and western parts of the greater Athens area as fires fanned by gale-force winds raged through pine forests and seaside settlements on either side of the Greek capital. (Photo | AP)
Firefighters inspect a burned compound in Mati, east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Gale-fanned wildfires raged through holiday resorts near Greece's capital, killing 60 and injuring more than 170, in the country's deadliest fire season in more than a decade. (Photo | AP)
Firefighters stand on a cliff top where burned trees hug the coastline in Mati east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Photo | AP)
Firefighters inspect a burned compound as victims of the wildfire lie on the ground in Mati, east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Photo | AP)
A woman carries bottles of water as people stand amid the charred remains of burned-out cars in Mati east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Photo | AP)
Asimina Psalti, 87, reacts as she sits outside her burned house in Mati east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Photo | AP)
A Greek national flag flutters over the charred remains of a burned-out car and house in Mati east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Photo | AP)
People stand amid the charred remains of burned-out cars in Mati east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Photo | AP)
A woman reacts as she stands amid the charred remains of burned-out cars in Mati east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Photo | AP)
A man collects belongings after a forest fire in Kineta village, west of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The death toll from twin wildfires that raged through Greek seaside areas looked set to increase to around 50 Tuesday after rescue crews reported finding the bodies of more than 20 people huddled closely together near a beach northeast of the capital, Athens. (Photo | AP)
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