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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Greece’s forest fire tragedy

INTERTANKO acknowledges the devastating effect of the massive forest fires that have been raging for several days in and around the northern suburbs of Athens, home base for nearly one quarter of our members. There have been serious fires near Greece’s capital city earlier this summer too, with the vegetation tinder-dry after weeks of searing summer heat.

 

Our thoughts are with those who have been affected directly or indirectly by these tragic events. Our praise goes to those who have bravely been fighting these fires either as volunteers or as professional firefighters. Our prayers go to those families who have suffered death or injury or loss.

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6950662.stm

 

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-1280152,00.html