More bodies have been identified, raising the total number of dead to 80, from the devastating fires in eastern Attica. Eight people are still missing and 11 are hospitalized in critical condition.
Meanwhile, the case is under investigation by the Justice. In the framework of a preliminary investigation into the deadly fire, Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis has asked the Prosecutor’s Office of the Athens Court to investigate the unhindered access of citizens to the beaches. Today, the government will present a package of measures to speed up and simplify procedures to address urban and environmental offenses.