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20 dead, several injured in Greece wildfires

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Greece: According to the information given by the officials, in an incident that took place in Greece killed at least 20 people and several others got injured in wildfires while Hundreds of firefighters are battling the blazes and people have left their homes.

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The officials further informed, a search and rescue operation is underway for 10 tourists who fled one of the fires in a boat.

Talking about the incident to the media, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras went on to say: “We will do whatever is humanly possible to control it.”

Earlier, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos confirmed that the death toll had risen to 20.

Most of the victims had been trapped in the seaside resort of Mati, 40km (25 miles) north-east of Athens, and died either in their homes or their cars.

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More than 104 are injured, 11 seriously, he added, with 16 children among the casualties.

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