Heartbreak and heroics in Greece as wildfire survivors search for loved ones in the scorched rubble

Families were desperately searching for their loved ones Wednesday night amid the chaos of wildfires in Greece which have left at least 81 dead and transformed one of the country’s most popular holiday resorts into an ashen waste land.

Among the missing were 9-year-old twins Sophia and Vasiliki Philipopoulos, who disappeared along with their grandmother shortly after the flames engulfed the resort of Mati, near Athens.

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Their father, Yiannis, spent an entire day searching for the girls and found a glimmer of hope in a reel of news footage which appeared to show them getting off a makeshift rescue boat along with other survivors.

He issued a heartfelt plea on TV cameras to be reunited with his…

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