15 wildfires in the Attica region caused a real catastrophe. 74 dead, 187 injured, among which, 23 children, was the toll for Tuesday evening. Material damages amounted to 1000 houses and tens of cars being burned. The situation was apocalyptic with people throwing themselves at sea to escape the flames, where many of them drowned. Meanwhile, rescue crews tried to help all of those people who were affected by this tragedy. A massive scale operation to assist survivors, which also saw episodes of infants being rescued from the flames. While the destructive wildfires engulfed two forests near Athens, temperatures in the country rose to 40 degrees. In front of such reality, Greek authorities immediately declared the state of emergency, requesting help from the European Union.
Meanwhile, Greek authorities did everything to help people who were threatened by the flames. The fires forced many people to escape and some others to disappear, while search is being carried out to find many of them. Meanwhile, in a public address, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced that there will be a three day national mourning. In his message, he said that Greece is going through difficult moments, but none of the affected will be forgotten or be deprived of the state’s aid: “Greece is going through a very difficult moment. Now it’s time to rescue what we can rescue. We’re fighting to find the missing people and to prevent other deaths. None of the affected will be forgotten or be deprived of the state’s aid”, he said.