Greeks Turn to Social Media to Find Missing Persons



    A group of Greeks have created an electronic database with photos and names of missing persons following Monday’s devastating fires east of Athens.

    By late afternoon on Tuesday there were 25 people missing, whose names and photos have been uploaded to the database.

    Greek authorities have yet to provide a number of the missing and are encouraging friends and relatives to provide details to the Fire Service, by calling the 199 number.

    However, many who called have complained that their calls are being diverted to other agencies.

    Earlier, the Fire Service announced that the total number of dead has risen to 74.

    The injured are 188, including 23 children.