Greece’s prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has apologised for failures in coping the Wildfires ravaging the whole nation.
“We may have done what was humanly possible, but in many cases it was not enough,” Kyriakos Mitsotakis said.
More than 500 fires have been burning across the nation, forcing thousands of villagers to evacuate, hundreds of firefighters have been battling the wildfires. As fires burns in many part of the country, the biggest front was on evia (Greece’s second-biggest island located just off the mainland east of Athens)
“I completely understand the pain of our fellow citizens who saw their homes or property burning,” Prime Minister Mitsotakis said in a TV address, later he added country was “facing a natural disaster of unprecedented dimensions”.
“It burned everything, there’s nothing left,” said 77-year-old Makis Ladogiannakis, sitting in a cafe in the seaside town of Pefki, where a ferry waited to evacuate more locals and tourists to safety if needed, as in previous days.
“The fire was the biggest catastrophe for the village,” he said. “People lived off resin production and the olive trees.” The PM promised that the destroyed forests would be restored and pledged compensation for those whose property have been ravaged to hell by the fire.