Greek firefighters in the Evros region of northern Greece yesterday recovered the bodies of 18 people who they believe may have been migrants, as a major wildfire burned for a fourth day.
The charred remains were found near a shack on the border of the Dadia Forest, a spokesman for the Greek fire service said. There have been no reports of missing people in the area, so the authorities said they were examining the possibility that the dead were migrants.
The Evros region is on the border with Turkey and is a crossing point for thousands of migrants seeking to enter Europe through Greece.
In addition to the large fire in the Evros region, firefighters were grappling with blazes in the north, as well as two fires west of Athens. Fires were also burning on the islands of Kythnos and Evia.