Romania sends planes to help with firefighting

Romania sends planes to help with firefighting

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] 

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