Speaker Larijani offers condolences to Greek counterpart over wildfire tragedy

TEHRAN, Jul. 30 (MNA) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Larijani sent a letter to Nikos Voutsis, the President of the Hellenic Parliament, offering sympathies over the fire catastrophe in that country.

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani cabled a letter on Monday offering condolences to his Greek counterpart Nikos Voutsis, the President of the Hellenic Parliament, over the tragedy of wildfire in coastal areas of Greece.

Mr. Larijani also sympathized with the nation and government of Greece and the bereaved families of the heart-breaking incident’s victims.

Devastating wildfire is sweeping through pine forests and seaside towns on either sides of Greek capital Athens and surrounding regions. The death toll has raised to 74 and the Greek government has declared three days of mourning. Many lost their lives by smoke or fire, and some drowned in the sea while trying to flee, 187 people were hospitalized including 20 children. Ten people remained in serious condition, the government said Tuesday night, NewYork Times reported.

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