Athens wildfires: death toll soars to at least 50. Bodies of more than 26 people huddled closely together near a beach

THE worst forest fires to hit Greece in a decade have claimed the lives of at least 50 people near Athens as they attempted to flee the flames in cars or on foot.Authorities confirmed the death toll had risen after rescue crews reported finding the bodies of more than 20 people huddled closely together near a beach northeast of the capital, Athens.Nikos Oikonomopoulos, told Skai television a member of a Red Cross rescue team had told him the crew had found 26 bodies, apparently families, huddled tightly together, many of them hugging…

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