Numerous media outlets have published interviews with survivors in Greece after wildfires caused widespread death, destruction and injuries in areas outside of Athens.
News organizations such as The Guardian, BBC, NBC and France 24 shared videos (see below) of local residents in the coastal town of Mati — 25 miles (40 km) northeast of the capital — as they offer tragic accounts of survival, death of loved ones and losing everything they had.
Powerful winds of up to 75 mph (120km/h) reportedly fanned the wildfires and caused them to spread uncontrollably on Monday, trapping many in their homes or vehicles as others fled for their lives to nearby beaches to escape the flames.
At least 80 have been reported dead along with hundreds injured and dozens missing in what is Greece’s deadliest wildfire disaster in more than a decade.
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