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Greece: Over 70 Die in Worst Wildfires in Decade

HeadlineJul 24, 2018

In Greece, over 70 people have died as uncontrollable wildfires swept through neighborhoods outside the capital Athens Tuesday. The blazes were the worst fires in more than a decade in Greece and come amid a month of deadly climate-fueled weather across the world. This is resident Nana Laganou.

Nana Laganou: “The fire was lightning-fast. We didn’t realize what had happened. We couldn’t. It was the first time I’ve ever seen something like this. But we made it. We were like a bee colony in the sea, everybody standing next to each other. I would have liked to see some response from the state, but we didn’t—and we won’t—and that makes me angry.”

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