Attica fires: Fatalities reach 79!

25 July 2018
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The official death count from the Attica fires has reached 79, as two more bodies were located in a house in the Mati settlement. Meanwhile, the number of people missing remains unknown.

Most of the Mati settlement was destroyed, a pine-covered region sandwiched between the main road (Marathonos Ave.) and the coast facing east over the southern Evoikos Gulf, parts of which are sheer cliffs.

According to Greek authorities, the number of missing people will be announced within the day, although unofficially 174 people are missing. Seventy-one people remain hospitalized, 10 of which are being treated for serious burns.

A wildfire front continued to rage in western Attica prefecture, mostly along the Gerania mountain ridge, above the Saronic Gulf coast and the resort town of Kinetta, where the first blaze was reported on Monday.

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