16 people were taken to hospital and one person was killed in the fires that ravaged the country

16 people were taken to hospital and one person was killed in the fires that ravaged the country

violent fires that hit
Greece For a week because of the scorching temperatures they continue to devastate: 16 people have minor burns or have respiratory problems
in the hospital On August 5 and 6, a 38-year-old man living north of Athens died in hospital after being struck by an utility pole.

“There were about ten people [admises à l’hôpital] Greek Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias said, while Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis lamented the “extremely critical situation” facing the country.

French reinforcements

A firefighter and five residents also suffered minor burns in the blaze that engulfed villages in northern Athens, and were taken to hospital Thursday night, according to the Greek News Agency.

In addition to the forests and villages on the island of Evia, 200 kilometers east of Athens, it is especially the village of Avidence, which was prey to a violent fire during the night from Thursday to Friday. From Mount Barnes 30 km north of Athens.

At least 450 Greek firefighters intervened in this disaster with the help of air resources and land vehicles. About 82 French firefighters – soldiers and civilians – arrived Thursday evening from Marseille and were due to intervene in this disaster on Friday.

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