18 people have been killed in the massive wildfires that have been raging in recent days in Greece, as announced by local firefighting forces today (Tuesday). According to the firefighting teams' statement, the charred bodies of the victims were discovered during searches in a forest in the Epirus region in the northern part of the country.
According to reports in the Greek media, preliminary investigation suggests that these are likely migrants who made their way from Turkey to Greece. Their bodies were found in the Dadia forest, located near the border with Turkey and considered one of the largest forests in Greece.
Meanwhile, authorities in the city of Alexandroupolis announced the evacuation of a local hospital in the city, as the wildfires approached the hospital area. According to reports, around 65 patients were transferred by boat to a hospital in another city, where they will continue to receive treatment.