Greek wildfire kills at least 49, fire brigade says

MATI (Reuters) – At least 49 persons were killed during a devastating forest fire which broke out east of Athens on Monday, a senior fire brigade official said.

Rescuers arrive at the area where bodies were found following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens, Greece, July 24, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A Reuters witness earlier said he had seen bodies in the area, and had heard reports of several more casualties – meters away from a beach where hundreds had fled to save themselves.

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