Deadly wildfires likely to heap pressure on Tsipras and ministers

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras

Devastating wildfires around Athens are thought to have claimed the lives of more than 50 people and wreaked extensive damage in what appears to be the worst disaster of its kind Greece has suffered in more than a decade.

Not since fires caused havoc in parts of the Peloponnese in 2007, when almost 90 people were killed, has the death toll reached the kind of numbers seen on Monday, when blazes raged east and west of Athens, sweeping through inhabited areas.

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