Copyright 2019 Hubbard Radio Washington DC, LLC. All rights reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say the death toll from this summer’s devastating forest fire near Athens has risen to 99, after a woman injured in the blaze died in hospital.
The fire service said Tuesday that a total 16 people, including the latest victim, have succumbed to their burns while hospitalized since the July 23 fire at the seaside resort of Mati.
Another 83 people were killed in the blaze or drowned in the sea trying to escape.
A judicial investigation is underway into the cause of the fire — Greece’s deadliest in decades — and into whether authorities responded adequately to the emergency.
Insight by GitLab: Learn how agencies are implementing applications to work across hybrid cloud environments in this exclusive executive briefing.
The country’s public order minister, as well as the chiefs of the police and fire service, lost their jobs after the fire.
Copyright © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.