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Mass evacuations as Greek fires rage

ATHENS: Thousands of tourists and residents were evacuated and a thick cloud of smoke and ash hung over Athens as “nightmarish” forest fires raged in Greece on Saturday, while heavy rains brought some relief to neighbouring Turkey. At least 1,450 Greek firefighters along with 15 aircraft were battling the infernos, …

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Over 600 rescued as Greece, Turkey battle forest fires

TURKEY/ GREECE: Turkish authorities battling the country’s worst-ever wildfires have been accused of failing to prepare for the threat after official data showed they spent only a fraction of the modest funds budgeted to prevent forest fires this year. Meanwhile, over six hundred people were evacuated by boat from an …

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