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Catastrophic wildfires kill scores across the Mediterranean

A local reacts as the flames burn trees in Gennadi village, on the Aegean Sea island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece, on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.
A local reacts as the flames burn trees in Gennadi village, on the Aegean Sea island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece, on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. Copyright Petros Giannakouris/Copyright 2023 The AP. All rights reserved
Copyright Petros Giannakouris/Copyright 2023 The AP. All rights reserved
By Joshua Askew
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Read the Euronews live coverage of violent fires that have killed dozens of people, sparked mass evacuations and destroyed homes in several countries across the Mediterranean region.

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Summary

  • Wildfires are sweeping through Greece, Italy, France, Croatia, Turkey, Algeria and         Tunisia
  • Rhodes, a touristic Greek island, has declared a state of emergency
  • 40 people have reportedly been killed by the blazes, mostly in Algeria
  • Fires are continuing to spread by high winds and searing temperatures, though             they have been extinguished in places
  • A Greek airforce plane dropping water on the island of Evia crashed on Tuesday,         killing both pilots
  • Some tourist flights to affected areas have been cancelled
  • As the south burns, intense storms have hit northern Italy

That's us wrapping up our Mediterranean heatwave and wildfires live blog for Wednesday 26 July.

For all the latest information visit www.euronews.com and we'll be back on Thursday morning

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