Three foreign-born fishermen who helped save people during the tragic wildfire in East Attica in July will be granted Greek citizenship, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in comments taped and posted on Twitter.
The relatives of eight victims of the July 23 fire in Mati on Tuesday filed a suit against the leadership of the Greek coast guard, fire brigade and the regional and municipal authorities in Rafina and Marathonas.
"Forty-two days after the national tragedy, Mr.Tsipras returned to the scene of the crime. Not to apologise for the incapacity of his government that led to 98 dead and the desolation of an area.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras paid a visit to Mati on Tuesday, where he was informed by local residents about the problems they are facing.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited the fire-stricken area of Mati on Tuesday to inspect the progress of works for the restoration of the damage.
New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that those responsible for the destruction at Mati and the loss of lives will be called to face the consequences, during a visit to the fire-stricken area on Thursday.
A 95-year old woman that has been hospitalised in Thriassio Hospital intensive care unit, victim of the major wildfire in the Attica coastal village of Mati, died on Monday raising the death toll of Mati wildfire to 91.
The death toll from the fires at Mati last month hit 90 after a man, aged 85, who had been hospitalised with severe burns passed away on Sunday, authorities said.
The land plot were 26 people died in fires in Mati last week had been fenced off illegally and included buildings without construction permits, said Alternate Environment Minister Sokratis Famellos on Wednesday.
The Coast Guard located on Monday a body in the sea area off Kokkino Limanaki, where last week's deadly fires took place.