At Least 60 have Died by the Wildfires in Greece

At least 60 people are thought to have died and 100 others injured as wildfires swept through a series of holiday resorts in Greece.

The deadliest blazes to hit the country in more than a decade, burning near Athens, have left towns and forests charred, while sending hundreds fleeing to beaches for safety.

Greece has called for international help through the European Union amid the growing disaster, as authorities deployed the country’s entire fleet of water-dropping planes and helicopters to give tourists time to escape.

The Greek Red Cross said on Tuesday morning it had found the bodies of 26 people at a pair of villas in the village of Mati, a discovery that would more than doubled the initial death toll.

Hundreds of people scrambled to the sea to be evacuated by navy vessels, yachts and fishing boats, as the blaze closed in.

Of those able to escape the various fires, more than 100 have been injured, 69 of which have been hospitalised, 11 in a serious condition.