Death toll in Greece wildfire increases to 91

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Athens, July 30 (IANS) The death toll from last week’s wildfire near the Greek capital city Athens reached 91 on Monday, according to the Fire Department.

The blaze which broke out on Monday was the deadliest in Europe since 1900. Eighty-seven bodies were found in the seaside town of Mati and another four people later died in hospital, Efe news reported.

Authorities said on Sunday that they had been able to identify 59 of the victims and that 25 people were still missing. Forty-five peopled remained hospitalized, including one child.

Inspections by rescue teams consisting of firemen, soldiers and volunteers of the affected areas were almost concluded.

Coast guard divers were also searching for further casualties who might have drowned while trying to flee the fire.

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