MATI, Greece, July 24 (Reuters) – Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town have killed at least 74 people including families with children found clasped in a last embrace as they tried to flee the flames.

The inferno was by far Greece’s worst since fires devastated the southern Peloponnese peninsula in August 2007, killing dozens. Officials said it broke out in Mati, east of Athens, late on Monday afternoon and was broadly contained by Tuesday afternoon though still burning in some areas, with the risk of reigniting in scrubland parched by Greece’s searing summer heat.

via Wildfires kill at least 74 near Athens, families embrace as flames close in – AOL Weather

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Wildfires kill at least 74 near Athens, families embrace as flames close in – AOL Weather

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