25 Jul 2023

Greece wildfires: Two pilots dead as plane crashes fighting flames

Greece has declared three days of national mourning for its armed forces – after two air force pilots were killed as they battled the intense wildfires which have been raging across the south of the country for days.

With flames still spreading in the scorching heat and strong winds – more people have been evacuated from Rhodes and Corfu.

While Italy is also in the grip of extreme weather – forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes.