Lack of early warning, town planning led to high death toll, study finds

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.

Identified wildfire victims reach 76, eight remain missing

Seventy six victims of the wildfire that gutted a coastal town in east Attica killing at least 91 people and injuring scores have been identified, the police's criminal investigation division said on Wednesday in its latest briefing.

The number of people officially unaccounted for stands at eight.

Body found floating off southern Athens reportedly bears burn marks

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.

Second body found floating off Athens' southern coast

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.

Mitsotakis to hold press conference on deadly fires on Tuesday

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is holding a press conference on Tuesday morning to comment on the deadly wildfires that ripped through the east coast of Attica a week ago, New Democracy said in a press release.

The event will be held at the party's headquarters at noon.

Video shows people swimming out to sea to escape blaze

A video has emerged showing dozens of people swimming out to sea to escape the wildfires that ravaged the seaside resort town of Mati, east of Athens, a week ago.

The video was uploaded on Facebook.

Late Sunday, fire officials raised the death toll to 91 and reported that 25 people were missing.