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'A Terrible Day': Greek Wildfires Kill At Least 74 People, Devastate Resort Village

The death toll from surprisingly fast-moving fires near Athens has tripled from Monday. Officials in Greece said they found 26 bodies in one spot.
A picture taken Monday shows the Parthenon temple on the Acropolis hill in Athens as smoke from a wildfire in Kineta billows in the background. Source: Angelos Tzortzinis

Fire officials in Greece say at least 74 people have died from surprisingly fast-moving wildfires that struck near Athens on Monday, with the death toll tripling in what has quickly become a national tragedy. The fires have sent people scrambling to escape and have put intense pressure on fire and rescue agencies.

At least six major fires continue to burn in Greece, the

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