July 24, 2018 / 11:24 AM / 5 months ago

Greece declares three days of mourning over wildfires

Burned cars are seen following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens, Greece, July 24, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece on Tuesday declared three days of mourning over wildfires that killed at least 60 people in towns near Athens.

“The country is going through an unspeakable tragedy,” Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a televised address. “Today, Greece is mourning and we are declaring three days of national mourning in the memory of those who perished,” he said.

Reporting by Karolina Tagaris, editing by George Georgiopoulos

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