Death toll in wildfires rises to 97

Death toll in wildfires rises to 97

The death toll in last month’s wildfire in eastern Attica has reached 97, according to the fire service.

In a short statement, the fire service said that 83 people were killed in the deadly blaze while 14 subsequently died in hospital.

The latest fatality is a 78-year-old man, who died of his burns injuries in Thriasio hospital, in western Attica. 

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