Authorities' failure to issue a timely warning about the approaching wildfire that scorched the town of Mati, a popular tourist resort 17 miles east of Athens, left "almost zero time between realizing the danger and reacting to it," according to a preliminary inquiry into the deadly inferno released Tuesday by the University of Athens.
A new body recovered in the sea off the southern coast of Athens on Tuesday reportedly bears burn marks, according to information.
The coast guard said on Tuesday the body was found floating by an amateur fisherman who immediately alerted authorities.
The fire service clarified in a press release the body belongs to a woman and not a man, as was initially reported.
A new body was recovered in the sea off the coast of Glyfada, a suburb in the south of Athens, the coast guard said on Tuesday.
The body was found floating by a man who was sailing out in his boat and immediately alerted authorities, the coast guard said.
According to initial information, it belongs to a man of about 50 years of age.