Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis has apologized for failures in tackling the wildfires tearing across the country. The Prime Minister said that his government had done what was humanly possible, but in many cases it was not enough.
Hundreds of firefighters have been battling huge blazes that have forced thousands of people to flee their homes. The devastating fire aiso destroyed dozens of properties. Thick smoke is still pouring off the island of Evia, north-east of Athens, which has been ablaze for a week.