A burned family summer camp is seen in Mati, east of Athens, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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Rescue workers in Greece scoured charred homes and burned-out cars Wednesday as the toll from some of the worst wildfires this century was expected to rise from at least 74 dead and 187 hurt.Scores of locals and holidaymakers fled to the sea to try to escape the flames as they tore through towns near Athens stoked by 100-kilometre-per-hour wind gusts, devouring woodland and hundreds of buildings. The government has not yet said how many people are still missing from the fires, which broke out on Monday, as firefighters continue to battle blazes in some areas.The charred bodies of 26 people, including small children, were discovered at a villa at the seaside resort of Mati, 40 kilometers northeast of Athens, rescuers said.On Wednesday a blaze was threatening houses near the seaside town of Kineta, 25 kilometers west of Athens.At least six people died trying to escape the flames into the sea.
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