Widespread wildfires broke out across Greece on 23 July with news outlets reporting significant damage. Local authorities estimate that more than 2,500 homes have been destroyed with approximately 4,000 suffering significant damage. The latest reports suggest more than 80 fatalities with a further 180 people injured.
The wildfires are reported to have started near the towns of Kineta, in the east, and close to the port of Rafina, in the west, although the cause of the outbreak is still unclear.
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Friday, 27 July 2018