At least 49 people lost their lives in wildfires in western Attica

Fire brigade spokesperson Stavroula Malliri announced on Tuesday that the official number of dead is at 49, including 25 found in a plot at Mati.

However, there are fears that the number of victims may increase based on the calls made to the Fire Brigade, the Police and the Coast Guard for missing persons. Malliri appealed to the relatives of the missing persons to call 199 to report the missing persons and provide the necessary information.

The number injured include 156 adults, 11 of whom are intubated, and 16 children – none of them in critical condition.

The government has implemented the human loss management plan and all victims are transferred to the morgue in Goudi to identify them.

All the dead have so far been found in the area between Rafina and Nea Makri, especially in Mati and Kokkino Limanaki, where they were trapped in flames in homes and cars or attempted to escape from the sea but drowned.