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East Attica Wildfires Death Count Rises to 98

A 83-year-old woman on Thursday morning succumbed to her burns from the East Attica wildfires of July 23. The woman, who was hospitalized at KAT Hospital, is the 98th fatality of the destructive fires in Mati. The victim is the 15th...

Number of Dead from Greek Fires Reaches 95

The list of dead from the fires in Mati is growing. On Monday a 63-year-old man succumbed to his burns in hospital, raising the number of deaths to 95. At the moment, according to the Directorate for Criminal Investigations of...

Public Prosecutor Investigating Greek Fires

The Athens Prosecutor's Office is continuing to investigate the East Attica fires of July 23 that caused the death of at least 91 people, left dozens injured and hundreds of properties destroyed. Witnesses and victims of the fires continue to...

Death Toll from Greek Fires Rises to 91

A 95-year-old woman injured in last month's deadly East Attica fires has died in hospital, raising the official death toll to 91. She was being treated at the intensive care unit of Thriasio hospital in Elefsina but succumbed to her injuries...

Greece Replaces Police, Fire Chiefs over Deadly Blazes

The Greek government has replaced the heads of the Hellenic Police and the Fire Department in light of the recent blazes in East Attica that left 91 people dead and dozens injured. The replacements follow Friday's resignation of Deputy Citizen...

First Lawsuit by Fire Victims' Family Filed Against Greek State

The first lawsuit by the family of two victims of the East Attica fires was filed against the Greek State on Wednesday. The lawsuit is directed against Secretary General of Civil Protection Yannis Kapakis, Governor of Attica Region Rena Dourou,...

Burned Body Found Floating off Vouliagmeni Coast

A burned body was found floating by a fisherman off the coast of Vouliagmeni, a southeastern suburb of Athens, on Tuesday morning. The fisherman notified the coast guard, saying that the macabre finding was floating near the Fleves islet. The body...

First Citizen Lawsuit for East Attica Fires Filed by Retired Navy Officer

The first lawsuit by a private citizen over the devastating fire in East Attica on July 23 was filed with the chief prosecutor of the Athens Appeals Court Antonios Liogas on Monday. The plaintiff is retired Greek Navy officer Panagiotis...

Did Tsipras Know there were Deaths on Monday Night?

The Greek government is under heavy criticism for the slow response of the state mechanism during the deadly East Attica fires. Now new testimonies imply that Alexis Tsipras was aware that there were deaths during the meeting with competent officials...