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Spain helps out in Greek inferno as death toll rises to 74
25 July 2018 @ 01:06



SPANISH emergency response workers have been helping out with the Greek forest fire that has already destroyed the picturesque town of Mati, close to Athens, and killed 74 people.

Last night (Monday), Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras sent out an appeal to countries across Europe, and Spain and Cyprus were the first to respond.

Israel, Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, France and Italy followed suit and Tsipras has received calls from Council of Europe chairman Donald Tusk and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker pledging their support.

Spain has been assisting with tackling the blaze and in the rescue operations, but Greece has now cancelled its international request as weather conditions are improving and it appears the inferno may be closer to being contained.

Spanish president Pedro Sánchez has since tweeted: “I have had a conversation with @PrimeministerGR, Alexis Tsipras, to offer all possible support from the Spanish government in dealing with the tragedy Greece (#Grecia) is goimg through. Spain remains at the Greek people's disposition via the European mechanisms and the Civil Protection.”



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