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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — THE MOST RECENT on wildfires raging in Greece (all times local):

7:55 p.m.

Wildfires raging through seaside resorts close to the Greek capital have torched homes, forests and cars, killing at the very least 74 people.

Authorities say 26 of the dead were found huddled in a compound together. Other bodies were recovered from the ocean, where victims had fled to flee the smoke and flames.

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The fires that broke out. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared three days of national mourning. Officials fear the death toll could further rise.


6:10 p.m.

Macedonia has offered 6 million denars (about 100,000 euros) as urgent help for neighboring Greece to fight wildfires that killed a large number of people near Athens.

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev posted Twitter on Tuesday that his government the funds will undoubtedly be open to Greek institutions in charge of coping with fires.

Macedonia’s government may also create a body to monitor the problem and coordinate humanitarian assistance.

Zaev has offered condolences to the Greek people and families who’ve lost their friends and members.

Macedonia’s Foreign Ministry in addition has issued a recommendation to its citizens in order to avoid planing a trip to the regions in the Attica area affected with wildfires.


6 p.m.

Pope Francis is praying for the dozens who died in Greece’s wildfires and offering encouragement to firefighters and rescue crews.

The Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, sent a telegram of condolences Tuesday to Greek public and church authorities after at the very least 74 were killed in the forest fires near Athens.

The note said the pope was “deeply saddened” to understand of the death and destruction “and extends his heartfelt solidarity to all or any those suffering from this tragedy.”

The wildfires tore through seaside resorts close to the Greek capital, torching homes, forests and cars. A lot more than 180 folks are being treated for injuries.


5:45 p.m.

Greece’s fire department says the death toll from forest fires that raged through seaside resorts close to the Greek capital has risen to 74.

tuesday afternoon that the death toll had increased from 50 to 74

Fire Service spokeswoman Stavroula Malliri said, adding a further 164 adults and 23 children were being treated in hospitals for injuries still.

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Two main fires broke, someone to the west of Athens close to the town of Kineta and something to the northeast close to the port of Rafina. Monday that hampered firefighting efforts and sent a huge selection of people fleeing to beaches both were fanned by gale-force winds, during the night from where these were evacuated on boats late.

It was the Rafina fire which has been the deadliest undoubtedly.


3:50 p.m.

Officials in Poland say a Polish woman and her son drowned when their boat capsized during evacuation from wildfires in Greece.

Janusz Smigielski, deputy head of the Poznan-based Grecos office, tuesday that both were vacationing in the resort of Mati said, east of Athens. On Wednesday night he said they drowned through the evacuation of 10 people by boat, and he was looking forward to Greek authorities to provide information regarding the accident still.

Smigielski said a further 435 Grecos clients in the Athens region have already been moved to hotels in safe areas.

Poland’s Foreign Ministry has appealed to Poles in Greece to be very cautious.


This version removes erroneous references to other victims in the capsized boat. The girl and her son drowned, nonetheless it isn’t known what happened to others within their boat yet.


3:30 p.m.

Croatia has offered two Canadair aircraft to greatly help Greece battle wildfires which have killed a large number of people near Athens.

Defense Minister Damir Krsticevic said Tuesday Croatia is preparing the planes so that they will be ready to head to Greece if needed there.

At least 50 folks have been killed and much more than 100 injured in the wildfires. Croatia has said that none of its citizens are on the list of victims.

Wildfires are also common in Croatia in windy and dry weather during hot summers across the Adriatic Sea coast.


3 p.m.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel offers her country’s help fight the forest fires raging in Greece.

In a note of condolence delivered to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday, Merkel said that “in these difficult hours Germany stands by the medial side of our Greek friends firmly.”

She added: “You may be certain of our willingness to supply support in dealing with the fire disaster.”

Wildfires raging through seaside resorts near Athens have killed at the very least 50 people.


2:30 p.m.

Italy offers two Canadair aircraft to greatly help Greece battle wildfires which have killed a large number of people near Athens.

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Premier Giuseppe Conte on Tuesday tweeted Italy’s support for Greece and condolences for people who have died. He announced Italy was making both water-dropping aircraft available.

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Italy, in the south particularly. Monday firefighters in Sicily brought the most recent one in order near Acireale late, by using two Canadairs.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared three days of national mourning for the dozens killed in the wildfires that swept through seaside areas near Athens. Lots of people fled to beaches, with some swimming out to sea to flee the choking smoke.


2:10 p.m.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared three days of national mourning for a large number of people killed by wildfires that swept through seaside areas near Athens.

tuesday from the deadly fires that broke out Monday stood at 50

The official death toll. There have been fears the toll could rise as rescue crews searched through the charred remains of houses, as the coast guard scoured the seas. Lots of people fled to beaches, with some swimming out to sea to flee the choking smoke. A lot more than 700 individuals were evacuated from beaches.

“Today Greece is mourning, and in memory of these who have been lost, we have been declaring a three-day amount of mourning,” Tsipras said. “But we mustn’t let mourning overwhelm us, because these full hours are hours of battle, unity, courage and most importantly solidarity.”


12:45 p.m.

Turkey has wanted to send firefighting aircraft to neighboring Greece after twin wildfires tore through areas near Athens.


Speaking in Northern Cyprus, Turkey’s foreign minister said Turkish airplanes and helicopters are on standby to assist Greece. Mevlut Cavusoglu said his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias thanked him for the offer but said assistance had not been currently needed.

Bekir Pakdemirli, Turkey’s agriculture and forestry minister, in Ankara said the planes are “45 minutes away when there is a request and we have been prepared to intervene immediately.”

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also expressed his condolences and said his country was prepared to help.

At least 50 folks have been killed and much more than 100 injured in the fires.


10:35 a.m.

The Spanish government says it has sent two amphibious planes to greatly help fight the twin forest fires in seaside regions of Greece which have killed nearly 50 people and injured a lot more than 100.

Greece sought international help through europe as fires on either side of Athens left lines of cars torched, charred forests and farms, and sent a huge selection of people racing to beaches to be evacuated by navy vessels, fishing and yachts boats.

Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture says that all of both Canadair-type planes dispatched early Tuesday can hoard 5.5 a great deal of water plus they are piloted by members of the country’s air force.

The ministry says in a statement that your choice to dispatch the planes was made only after an assessment of Spain’s own dependence on them.

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The country can be susceptible to destructive wildfires, when hot and dry summers could be met with strong winds that quickly spread the flames.


10:05 a.m.

Greece’s fire department says 49 folks are confirmed to possess died in forest fires which have swept through popular seaside holiday areas close to the Greek capital.

Fire department spokeswoman Stavroula Malliri added that 156 adults and 16 children have already been hospitalized with injuries. Eleven of the adults come in serious condition.

tuesday that strong winds have fanned the flames

Malliri said, with the fires spreading into inhabited areas rapidly, preventing those people who are within their homes or within their cars from managing to flee.

Greece has requested firefighting help from europe, and Malliri said a military transport plane is arriving with 60 firefighters from Cyprus, while two water-dropping planes are anticipated from Spain.


8:45 a.m.

Twin wildfires fanned by gale force winds tore through holiday resorts near Greece’s capital, tuesday and injuring a lot more than 100 killing at the very least 24 people by early, including 11 in serious condition, in the country’s deadliest fire season in greater than a decade.

were fears the death toll would rise significantly

There. Rescue crews working through the charred regions of where in fact the fire had passed to the northeast of Athens told local media that initially light, that they had found the physical bodies greater than 20 people gathered in a single place near a beach.

Greek health authorities cannot immediately confirm the upsurge in the death toll because the bodies hadn’t yet reached hospitals.

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