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Rhodes Wildfire: Thousand evacuated as wildfire blazes on Greece island

Published on Jul 23, 2023 06:20 PM IST
  • Rhodes is an island located in southeastern Greece and is popular with holidaymakers for its beaches and historic sites.
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Thousands of tourists and island residents sheltered in schools and indoor stadiums as a wildfire raged on the Greek island of Rhodes for six days. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 23, 2023 06:20 PM IST

Thousands of tourists and island residents sheltered in schools and indoor stadiums as a wildfire raged on the Greek island of Rhodes for six days. (REUTERS)

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Thousands of tourists and island residents sheltered in schools and indoor stadiums as a wildfire raged on the Greek island of Rhodes for six days. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 23, 2023 06:20 PM IST

Thousands of tourists and island residents sheltered in schools and indoor stadiums as a wildfire raged on the Greek island of Rhodes for six days. (AP)

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A wildfire burns in a forest near Lardos, on the island of Rhodes. The wildfire, which has burned for nearly a week, was fanned by strong winds and rekindled along the southeastern part of the island. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 23, 2023 06:20 PM IST

A wildfire burns in a forest near Lardos, on the island of Rhodes. The wildfire, which has burned for nearly a week, was fanned by strong winds and rekindled along the southeastern part of the island. (REUTERS)

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A man carries a child as they leave an area where a forest fire burns on the island. Volunteers fought to extinguish a blaze that blackened the hillside and charred buildings near Lindos. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 23, 2023 06:20 PM IST

A man carries a child as they leave an area where a forest fire burns on the island. Volunteers fought to extinguish a blaze that blackened the hillside and charred buildings near Lindos. (AP)

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The evacuees were housed at hotels, indoor stadiums, conference centres and school buildings, fire brigade spokesman Ioannis Artopoios told Skai radio. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 23, 2023 06:20 PM IST

The evacuees were housed at hotels, indoor stadiums, conference centres and school buildings, fire brigade spokesman Ioannis Artopoios told Skai radio. (AP)

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There have been no reports of casualties in the fire. (via REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 23, 2023 06:20 PM IST

There have been no reports of casualties in the fire. (via REUTERS)

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Several tourists fled hotels when huge flames reached the seaside villages of Kiotari, Gennadi, Pefki, Lindos, Lardos and Kalathos.  (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 23, 2023 06:20 PM IST

Several tourists fled hotels when huge flames reached the seaside villages of Kiotari, Gennadi, Pefki, Lindos, Lardos and Kalathos.  (REUTERS)

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Large groups gathered in the streets waiting to be taken to safety. Smoke hung heavy over a deserted beach. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 23, 2023 06:20 PM IST

Large groups gathered in the streets waiting to be taken to safety. Smoke hung heavy over a deserted beach. (REUTERS)

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