Greece has recognized and rewarded the work of three immigrant citizens, an Albanian and two Egyptians, who risked their lives to save that of many people involved in the now infamous fire that involved the outskirts of Athens at the end of month of July.
The Greek interior minister proposed to the president Hellenic citizenship for all three citizens, for having contributed in a remarkable way to the relief of all those people who had been blocked by the fire that had involved the outskirts of the Greek capital.
Moreover, in the last few days, the three citizens in question have also been praised by the Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, during a meeting held in But to you (outskirts of Athens) with the relatives of all those injured by the fire.
"The local and foreign fishermen of Nea Makri have carried out a heroic battle by saving lives during the entire span of the tragedy. The state appreciated their sacrifice. We will thank them forever! " - Prime Minister Tsipras writes on Twitter.
The reconstruction of those tragic days
More than 100 homes were involved in the fire that struck Athens at the end of July and that caused a tragic balance sheet of more than 90 victims.
The cause of the fire is still unknown today, even if the main hypotheses are two: the most popular one, of the strong heat that had hit the Hellenic capital - with temperatures that were around 40 degrees - and the one that continued with the investigation has taken more and more foot, that is the arson. Advanced hypothesis after analyzing how the fire broke out, ie in a symmetrical manner.
During the critical moment, Albania too - through the embassy in Athens and the foreign minister Ditmir Bushati - expressed his solidarity, making himself available by any means to help his 'neighbors'. Three Albanian citizens from the same family were also injured in the fire.
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