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Greek citizenship for migrants who saved lives in wildfire

January 3, 2019 2:12 pm
The fishermen: Albanian Jake Gani (C) is flanked by Egyptians Ibrahim Mahmoud Mousa (R) and Emad Al Haimi (L) [Source: BBC]

Greece has awarded citizenship to three migrant fishermen – two Egyptians and an Albanian – who rescued Greeks from a devastating fire near Athens last July.

At a ceremony the Greek President, thanked the fishermen for showing “solidarity and humanity” by rescuing dozens of people.

The wildfire killed at least 90 people.

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Eyewitnesses said that hundreds of people were forced into the sea as the flames approached, but others were trapped near the coast.

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