Romania sends planes to help with firefighting

TAGS: Fires

Romania’s Defense Ministry says it has sent two planes and personnel to aid firefighting efforts in Greece.

The ministry said it had dispatched a C-27J Spartan firefighter and a C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft Wednesday to help with logistical support.

A team of 20 defense ministry officials will work with Greek emergency crews.

Greece’s fire department says the death toll from wildfires near Athens stands at least 80. [AP]