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this is the news a lot of from berlin deadly wildfires in greece a firefighter describing a scene of horror and goodness everywhere in groups of three and four. looked like they were from some families who are trying to protect themselves. at least seventy four people die as a fast moving fire escape close to the capital triggering an international emergency we will bring you the latest from athens also coming up pakistan deploys troops to polling stations on the eve of national elections but will they protect
or will they intimidate pakistan's military is accused of trying to influence the election and of attacking press freedom and in the tour de france a frenchman that yulian i left the one that stage sixteen after an eventful day in the parish. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program greece has declared a state of emergency as wildfires fanned by strong winds raced through residential areas around the capital offense the official death toll has risen to at least seventy four with almost two hundred injured the government has declared three days of national mourning and asked the european union for system. after disaster struck in the. seaside village of monte.
survivors return to their properties to begin the cleanup their homes may be wrecked but still they know they are the lucky ones. the fire was just fifty meters away we grabbed our dogs and ran much to you if you but yeah but fire was chasing us whoever managed to leave in time did so the person right behind me when i drove out didn't make it the fire took them and melted him out of it but i did it with the i get done i guess it was the beginning. in other parts of much the emergency workers went about the gruesome task of recovering the remains of those who perished on a bluff above the coast twenty six bodies were found huddled together in the courtyard of a villa. mothers don't carry on they were in groups of three and fool it looked like they were friends and families who are trying to protect themselves. or
it was a lot of. it's not yet clear how many more the fast moving fire trapped on monday night authorities expect the death toll to climb further many survivors only found safety by the sea the coast guard and other boats evacuated almost seven hundred people from smoke filled beaches another nine thousand survivors and six parties were found floating off the coast. by tuesday in the fires near athens were under control and teams were working to put out the last hotspots but officials warned the new blazes could erupt at any time in the tinder dry terrain. and correspondent yanis public dimitrios joins us now on the line from athens where those fires are raging as we mentioned and yes i'd like to begin by asking you why was it that these fires developed so quickly that people couldn't escape them. probably because i'm to say we had quite unusual weather
conditions here in the things that these or anyone anti temperatures above thirty five to forty degrees celsius which is quite normal for the end of july and on the other hand i'm usually strong and predictable so things were steadily changing and very quickly and given those challenging conditions i'd like to ask you how the authorities have been coping because we know for example i mean greece has experienced wildfires before but it sounds like this time around the conditions are different. well it's not an easy cause coping with firstly many regions in greece too don't have a development to do bad things like housing or protection against fire or secondly the fire the bachmann bees and the staff and unfortunately in recent years there have been addition of tax position to essential public services do you do the financial crisis. and on to say there were simply too many flame from said the same
time to sum up it's a very complex situation to cope with. and of course you know a lot of people questioning asking what has caused the situation on the prime minister let's just of course he suggested that some of the blazes that they might have been started by arsonists can you tell us a little bit more about that claim and whether there might be any validity there. well mr cooper us might have a point when you have so many so many frame for all and at the same time so many fires breaking out in a very short period of time some of them just before some. of higher planes going out all the way well then you really do suspect and it's the same story every year but we have to say that so far no one was convicted so far some so it remains to be proved. great meanwhile asking the european union for assistance efforts already underway there aren't. yes i think help from the european union is
a good idea especially because as already said they have been cups to public services you do the gries this and many greeks are holding the european union responsible for the let's say the international and there are things in there i don't know christos the movies the e.u. commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management will be the greece and this a good decision mr stayed any of these come from cyprus he speaks the language he knows everybody here in athens so i think it's woodstock. young as we heard in the report of that town of not suffering really the greatness of this tragedy images there of families loved ones huddled together that they have recovered those bodies there what is the latest on the situation in that area right now. well it must be our local officials taking over the government has sent over one hundred fifty engineers who are thirteen and inspecting every single house in the region probably
the death toll will rise in the next hour there are more than twenty births filled missing in the town of monday meanwhile many volunteers also coming to mark the end to the nearby port city offered after you know they are collecting food and other supplies for those in need and they are also helping the local authorities in order to find the missing persons yanez papa dimitri with the very latest on this developing story joining us from athens thank you so much. when else get a quick check of some other stories making news around the world the mayor of the city does the bar as in the mexican state of chihuahua says the bodies of thirty five men and five women have been discovered and most of them are on identify all are believed to have died between two thousand and sixteen and two thousand and eighteen namely a violent causes chihuahua has the highest rates of the drug trafficking and
violence in mexico. in laos hundreds of people are missing and several are feared dead after a hydroelectric dam collapsed releasing five billion cubic meters of water it happened in the province of ought to prove in the country southeast more than six thousand people are reported to be homeless after a number of villages flooded. and turkish president much of type everyone has praised him as a decision to quit germany's national football team the star midfielder who has turkish roots made the announcement at the weekend he was heavily criticised back in may for posing for a photograph with eartha juan during the country's election campaign criticism that he's quickly turned to racism and disrespect from the public and the media says as . pakistan is deploying troops to polling stations as it prepares for national elections on wednesday the government says that the soldiers are necessary to ensure that the vote is free and fair but critics say that the military is backing
former cricketer in rom khan for prime minister and that troops there are boosting his chances now journalists who report on khan's main rival say that they face intimidation and d.-w. correspondent naomi conrad has been speaking with them about the challenges of covering both sides of the campaign. in pakistan second largest city in the whole election campaigning is in full swing but behind the scenes many fear strings of being pulled to favor one cundiff that iran comb. his party p.t.i. is in a neck and neck race with the pakistani muslim league run by one of the country's most high profile politicians now was sharif sharif angered the country's powerful military with his attempts to improve relations with pakistan's arch rival india and rein in the army support of islam mists earlier this month he was jailed on corruption charges. and now journalists like sarita legal are
bearing the brunt of the standoff those who dare to openly criticize the p.t.i. or appear to support now while sharif risk the wrath of the security agencies and the party of the talk about like the pm alone if you speak for it in an area which without supposed in a very balanced manner to speak for it there's going to be trouble brewing somewhere down the line really like i said there were there were certain areas you can speak about but it was never about political parties not to do things stand you just you just kind of reporter the balance mother and hear you're out and you know they're at it they're after you and this this was really startling to many of the editors but but then of carrying on so of course some of us are really really struggling. many of her colleagues have received intimidating calls and threats on social media and journalists know all too well which stories editors are too afraid
to run but on the record few data point their fingers. aren't. well. i'll take the safest route out of this. the human rights international human rights organizations and the local human rights organizations have repeatedly called out the military for doing this and the military would mean the intelligence agencies that are associated with the military and this illegal rights organizations and i'm quoting them i mean quoting them on this that the fear of the day of too much power over the civil demat government the democratic government the democratic set up and the awful bill this power to get you know we. thing a thing that's the surge i don't want to speak more about those. just to be on the safe side in pakistan the generals have always pulled the political strings and
dictated the red lines that journalists trust in peril but talk to human rights activists and they agreed that they did grieve meddling in a selection is unprecedented they medically has a record of in defeating and each and every election that has been held in pakistan they have proud of. everything. we wanted to confront the military with the accusations but our interview requests were turned down in the post the generals have denied any involvement in pakistani politics and with the p.t.i. india mélanie neck and neck the outcome of the elections is far from so. on now to sports and fee for a short list for the best men's coach award has been released and
a handful of them or at this summer's world cup in russia topping the list as did the addition of the coach of the world cup victors france of course glock zero dollars which made it as well for leading croatia to a second place finish in russia england's gareth southgate also named on the short list after guiding the national team to a first world cup semifinal in twenty eight years and german liverpool coach jurgen klopp could have his name called as well when the winner will be announced in london on september twenty fourth. but in the meantime there was no shortage of drama on tuesday in the tour de france frenchman julian one stage sixteen in the second longest stage in the competition he wrote to victory after britain's adam gates who was leading crashed with just seven kilometers remaining before the finish line have a look. the first peyronie's stage of this year's tour at two hundred eighty
kilometers took the riders from carcass song to barnyard. after a scrappy beginning a large group formed the front. of the climb to the cold day port a b.s.p. mountain pass felipe jill bear attack and reached the top first on the descent however he misjudged and went over a low stone wall. after one hundred eighty kilometers the tour in church spain as the riders meet their last climb of the stage britain's adam gates lead. on his tail was giuliani. less than ten kilometers from the finish line disaster struck yanks hit the deck on his final descent giving freshmen giuliano felipe the chance to whiz by and when his second stage of the two. was the day it was the way the president you know a lot of pain in my legs i think everybody but. i cannot believe.
for the second time today the overall ranking remains unchanged you're right thomas of team sky retains the yellow jersey. and with that you are up to date now on i'm sara kelly in berlin thanks for watching have a great. pakistan is heading to the polls amidst an unprecedented trucks out on the meter. will tell you everything you need to do with live coverage and reports from islamabad on the whole. thing until you. find full thinking to take you seriously in the world of what appears to come out. on.