THOUSANDS FORCED TO EVACUATE THEIR HOMES IN GREECE.
Written by Sarah Osanyinlusi on August 10, 2021
Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriako Mitsotakis has apologized for failures in tackling the wildfires tearing across the country.
Greece and neighboring Turkey have been battling devastating blazes for nearly two weeks as the region suffers its worst heatwave in decades. Temperatures have risen to 45C (113F) in Greece.
Hundreds of firefighters have been battling huge blazes which has destroyed dozens of properties and forced thousands of people to flee their homes.
Thick smoke has been pouring off the island of Evia, north-east of Athens, which has been ablaze for a week.
Dozens of homes and acres of forest have already been scorched to the ground in Evia, on the outskirts of the capital, and in other parts of Greece.
Editor: Anuoluwapo Awojobi