Fires in Greece – level 3

27-07-2018 07:00

Strong winds quickly spread huge wildfires near Athens, Greece. Some people had no time to flee – at least 50 people died and many more were injured.

Residents and tourists evacuated, as the inferno spread through the popular seaside resorts around the capital. Firefighters are battling the blaze, and the government urged EU members for help.

Difficult words: flee (get away), inferno (a large fire which is out of control), battle (try to control), blaze (a very large fire), urge (strongly request).

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