Rescuers in Greece searched Thursday for individuals who should be lacking amongst burned out areas the place lethal wildfires shortly swept by earlier this week.

Hearth officers additionally introduced one other confirmed dying, placing the variety of these killed as much as not less than 82. One other 187 individuals had been injured within the fires in coastal areas round Rafina.

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Relations of these nonetheless lacking went to the morgue in Athens the place authorities say a number of the our bodies which have been discovered are burned so badly DNA samples will probably be wanted to match up identities.

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Preliminary inspections of property injury have discovered not less than 300 properties destroyed or badly broken by the fires.

There may be some public anger about what some say was the sluggish response by officers because the blazes started Monday and shortly unfold. Officers have cited excessive winds within the space as an element that made the fires tough to fight.

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras introduced Tuesday there could be three days of nationwide mourning.

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