GREECE is experiencing its most severe heatwave in 30 years – causing residents of it’s second biggest island to evacuate.
Wildfires are ripping through the Greek island of Evia for a seventh day today, prompting residents to flee to safety by sea.
More than 2,000 people have already been evacuated, with elderly residents carried on to ferries.
Parts of the island have been badly destroyed, with officials saying not enough help has been sent to help tackle the blazes.
Greece is experiencing its most severe heatwave in 30 years in which temperatures have spiked to 45C (113F).
A number of wildfires have struck the country in recent days as temperatures rose to 45C – including one fire in a northern suburb of the capital Athens which has now subsided.
Read our Greece wildfires blog below for the latest updates…
Source: The Sun
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