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Greek wildfires threaten holiday hotspots

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Greek wildfires threaten holiday hotspots


Authorities in Greece are continuing to evacuate large parts of the holiday island, Rhodes, which has been hit by a massive forest fire.

Bad weather has been hampering efforts to put out the blaze which has been raging for four days.

More than 2,000 holidaymakers from across Europe have been moved to avoid being affected by smoke.

More than a hundred wildfires have broken out across Greece so far this summer.

The latest fire coincides with the release of a scathing report criticising the conservative government for not doing enough to prevent a repeat of the 10-day inferno last year which left 85 people dead and forcced Greece to declare a state of emergency.

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