Friday, 2nd June 2023

Flames and smoke rise above a forest as blaze hits Athens suburb

Flames and smoke rise above a forest in the Athens suburb of Varympompi as a fire broke out, cutting a section of the main motorway linking Athens to northern and southern Greece, as the nation reels under a severe heatwave.


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