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26 individuals had been discovered useless in a resort city in Greece, huddled collectively after probably making an attempt to flee vicious forest fires which have engulfed a lot of the area.
Emergency crews found the our bodies, some adults and youngsters, simply 32 yards (30 meters) from the ocean close to Mati, a preferred seaside trip vacation spot east of Athens.
“We assume they grew to become trapped by the hearth as a result of it was so robust and so quick,” Haris Malimagolou, a member of the Hellenic Purple Cross informed The Telegraph.
“Some had been huddled collectively as if making an attempt to guard one another,” he mentioned, including that the victims had been badly burned and haven’t but been recognized.
At the least 74 individuals have died and over 100 extra injured within the worst wildfires the nation has seen in a decade.
The hearth hit Mati on late Monday afternoon, and has lowered a lot of the town to ash. The neighbouring port city of Rafina was additionally affected.
Robust winds fanned flames, which engulfed properties and automobiles.
The coastguard and different ships have rescued virtually 700 individuals who fled the coast by leaping into the ocean, and pulled survivors and our bodies from the ocean, the BBC reported.
As firefighters proceed to tame the blaze, the seek for lacking individuals continued Tuesday.
Alexandra Ma contributed to this report.