Tag: deadly fires

PM Tsipras makes assessment visit to fire-stricken Mati 1

PM Tsipras makes assessment visit to fire-stricken Mati

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, visited fire-stricken Mati to meet with the residents and local authorities in an effort to assess the progress and implementation of the various government measures announced by the…

Thessaloniki to hand out 265,000 survival guides to citizens 6

Thessaloniki to hand out 265,000 survival guides to citizens

The Municipality of Thessaloniki is planning to equip every apartment and business with an emergency survival guide for extreme situations from earthquakes, snow storms, flooding, forest fires and more. According to an…

Two bodies found floating off Athens’ southern coast 8

Two bodies found floating off Athens’ southern coast

Two bodies have been recovered off the southern coast of Athens on Tuesday, according to reports. The first body that bears burn marks was found floating by an amateur fisherman near Palaio…

Funerals begin for Greece's wildfire victims 10

Funerals begin for Greece’s wildfire victims

Funerals for the victims tragically lost in Attica’s wildfires have begun in Greece, with hundreds of people paying their respects, including Father Spyridon Papapostolou’s funeral in his parish of Halandri, in the…

13-year-old Dimitri also confirmed dead 11

13-year-old Dimitri also confirmed dead

The death toll from the deadly fires in eastern Attica has climbed to 88 as one of the victims that had been hospitalised, a woman aged 42, passed away early on Saturday. According to the latest figures…

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John S. Latsis Foundation donates 5 million euro to Attica

The John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation has announced it is helping the residents of Attica who were affected by the deadly fires, by donating € 5,000,000. The non-profit organization was established…

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Arsonists most likely behind Greek fire tragedy

Greece’s Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas indicated at a press conference on Thursday that arsonists were likely behind the fires that killed more than 85 people. “There is serious evidence pointing to a…