Graphic toont de locaties van de branden.


Meer dan 20 doden bij Griekse bosbranden

By Jordi Bou

July 24, 2018 - De ergste bosbranden die de laatste deceniia Griekenland hebben getroffen, hebben bij Athene aan tientallen mensen het leven gekost. De authoriteiten vragen om internationale hulp.

The majority of the victims died in their homes or their cars in Mati, a holiday resort 29km north-east of Athens that was devastated by a fast-moving blaze that started at around 5pm local time.

The government has asked other European countries for helicopters and additional firefighters to help tackle the wildfires, which are the worst to hit Greece since 2007, when dozens of people were killed in the southern Peloponnese peninsula.

PUBLISHED: 24/07/2018; STORY: Graphic News