The burned bodies of 18 suspected migrants have been found in a remote rural area in northern Greece where wildfires have been burning for several days.
Firefighters are desperately trying to douse the flames with water but the blaze is raging through the Evros region in northeastern Greece and close to the capital of Athens.
The wildfires, which were sparked by a dangerous mix of 41C heat and gale-force winds four days ago, have killed 20 people and destroyed dozens of homes across the country.
Authorities said they believe they have found the burned bodies of 18 migrants near a shack in the Avanta area north of the city of Alexandroupoli.
‘Given that there have been no reports of disappearances or missing residents from the surrounding areas, the possibility that these are people who entered the country illegally is being investigated,’ fire department spokesman Yiannis Artopios.
Officials believe the suspected migrants entered the region via Turkey, a popular route for those…
Source: Linda Ikeji