July 23, 2018 / 8:12 PM / in a month

One dead, 25 injured in fires raging close to Athens - Greek emergency services

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek emergency services said on Monday that one person had been killed and 25 persons were injured in wildfires that raged unabated for hours in the country.

Flames rise next to a house as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens, Greece, July 23, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

At least six persons were seriously injured, a senior official at the National Centre for Emergency Medical Services told state TV.

Reporting by Michel Kambas; Writing by Renee Maltezou

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