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Man dies in hospital raising number of blaze victims to 90

TAGS: Fires

An 85-year-old man who was being treated in the intensive care unit of Athens’s Evangelismos hospital for burns suffered in July’s deadly blaze passed away on Sunday.

His death raises the number of confirmed fatalities to 90. Earlier it was announced that a 55-year-old woman died in Evangelismos on Saturday night.

In total, 37 fire victims are in hospital, of which seven in intensive care. A child is being treated in Aghia Sofia hospital in stable condition.

The fire service said the total number includes two unidentified remains of people who have not been sought by relatives.

It was unclear whether other bodies remained unidentified.

The vast majority of victims died in the fire itself, though a number drowned in the sea while fleeing the flames. 
 

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