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hot and dry weather continues due to climate change, wildfires continue to spread in southern Europe.

The amount of damage is eight times the normal level.

Christ's situation is serious, and the islanders have to escape by boat.

By Kim Jung-woo, staff reporter.


Red flames and smoke rise from the mountains outside the boat, which is full of hundreds of residents.

Terrified residents speak with worried expressions.

Residents of the island of Ebia, north of Athens, were evacuated by boat to the sea to escape the wildfires that were spreading out of control.

They arrived safely at a port, but they were still in shock and horror.

[Evia Island resident: I was near the fire, but I couldn't stand it because of the dust and smoke.

I had to stay in the house with my children with the windows closed and the air conditioner on.]

In Greece, record-breaking heatwaves have fueled wildfires that have been burning since the end of last month.

Homes are burned and thousands of people have been evacuated as wildfires are carried by strong winds into forests north of the capital Athens.

There are currently more than 50 wildfires in Greece and two people have been killed.

In addition, it was counted that 56,655 hectares, close to the total area of ​​Seoul, were burned in the past 10 days alone.

As the Greek government struggles to fight wildfires, France, Croatia and other European countries are sending fire brigade and firefighting aircraft to help.

Not only Greece but also southern European countries such as Turkey and Italy have experienced wildfires due to record-breaking heatwaves, causing damage one after another.