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Athens wildfires turn out to be the deadliest of the century

Greece, where wildfires raging near Athens, have claimed at least 74 lives, has previously been the scene of the deadliest fires in Europe this century. Here is a recap of the worst fires, which have also hit Portugal and Russia. Portugal in 2017, 2003 Sixty-four people were killed and 250 injured in the deadliest wildfires in Portugal's history in June 2017. The fires burned for five days in the central Leiria region, breaking out at the height of a summer heatwave. Many of the victims died trapped in their cars by…