Greece: thousands of residents flee as wildfires reach outskirts of Athens – video

Thousands of residents in the northern outskirts of Athens have been forced to leave their homes as a forest wildfire reached residential areas. The blaze sent a huge cloud of smoke over Athens and prompted multiple evacuations near Tatoi, 13 miles to the north. 

It comes as Greece is experiencing the worst heatwave since 1987, according to local authorities. Temperatures have reached 42C in parts of the Greek capital.


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