3 die in Greece as wildfires rage

Raging wildfires in Greece turned deadly yesterday when a firefighting plane crashed, killing two pilots, and a third person was found dead as relentless heatwaves fuelled flames.

Greece’s fire department said the Canadair aircraft crashed into a ravine close to where the fire My News Bangladeshted on Sunday. Footage on state TV ERT showed the plane clipping a tree before falling nose-first and exploding.

The pilots were members of the Greek air force, and the defence ministry said it had declared a three-day mourning period.

“They lost their lives, saving lives,” the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a statement.

The Greek defence ministry ordered three days of mourning in the armed forces.

Another man was found dead according to Greek police spokeswoman.

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