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    This Wednesday, July 25, 2018 aerial photo shows burnt houses and trees following a wildfire in Mati, east of Athens

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    Vast wildfires in Greece have started in the beginning of July. In recent days the temperature in Greece rose to 38-40 degrees. On Monday, around Athens, there were still several large fires in the vicinity of the city of Kineth, 50 km west of Athens, in the eastern part of Attica and in the vicinity of Kalamos.

    The most affected village is Mati in Eastern Attica, where most of the bodies of the dead were found. According to the latest information, 85 people were killed and 187 were injured. A forest fire, which arose on Pendeli mountain and was whipped up by storm winds, descended in less than an hour along the mountainside to the sea, destroying everything in its path.

    READ MORE: Death Toll from Greek Wildfires Reportedly Rises to Almost 80 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    Now most of the fires are extinguished, the last fires are localized. On Wednesday and Thursday, heavy rains arrived to replace the hot weather.


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