The death toll due to forest fires in Greece has increased to 74
Erupted in Greece forest fires, according to the latest data, led to the deaths of 74 people, passed on Tuesday, European media referring to the Greek fire service.
Earlier it was reported about 60 dead and 150 injured.
In combating fires in the area of the Greek capital involved hundreds of firefighters.
In addition, many local residents had to leave their homes. Thus, according to the Associated Press, the marine guards of Greece evacuated more than 700 people from the local beaches, where people ran in trying to escape from fire and smoke.