At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured as wild fires tore through woodland and villages around Athens on Monday, Greek authorities said.


President of Greece’s Ekav emergency service Giorgos Mathiopoulos told SKAI private television that the the two casualties were discovered near the sea-side resorts of Mati, Neos Boutzas and Rafina, northeast of Athens.
Ekav had transferred 470 people to hospital, among them many seriously injured.
Fire service spokesman Stavroula Maliri said Athens had asked other EU nations to send reinforcements to help tackle the fires.

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