Thousands flee wildfires in Greece as heatwave continues – BBC News

Tens of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes and abandon holidays on Greek islands including Rhodes and Corfu as fires spread across the region.

Temperatures are expected to rise above 44C (111F) in parts of the country as the heatwave continues

Two pilots battling the fires have died after their plane crashed.

They were tackling a blaze on the island of Evia, north of Athens, when the plane smashed into a hillside.

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