Fire breaks out on Lesvos

Firemen were battling a fire on Wednesday on the island of Lesvos in the northern Aegean Sea.

The fire reportedly broke out at around 1 p.m. in a forest area located between the island’s airport and the area of Aghia Marina.

Early reports suggested the fire broke out after a resident attempted to burn dry branches in his garden.

Two children among seven dead in Lesvos sea tragedy

Two children, a girl and a boy, and three women were among seven migrants who drowned off the coast of the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos in the early hours of Tuesday when the plastic boat that was carrying them from Turkey to Greece took on water, the state-run Athens-Macedonia News Agency has confirmed.