Greek Coast Guard vessels on Saturday moved to evacuate hundreds of tourists and locals from the island of Rhodes after five-day-old wildfires spread toward seaside villages.
A Navy warship was en route to join the four Greek coast guard vessels and three army boats that were being aided by 20 private vessels in the area, according to a Coast Guard statement.
A Coast Guard spokesman, Nikos Alexiou, said around 1,500 people had been evacuated from southeastern Rhodes. “Most have been rescued…
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