Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Dear Friends,

The Philon B’nai B’rith Lodge of Athens, Greece is deeply saddened by the loss of human lives, the wounded, and the destruction of homes, during the last deadly fires in Attica.

The disaster in Mati and Neo Vudja has tragic consequences. The inhabitants and those who were there have a shocking experience. A situation that can hardly be described in words and has nightmarish proportions.

More than 80 dead, 150 wounded, while 2000 homes, 800 cars and thousands of trees were burned down giving the landscape an eerie picture.

We express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims, a rapid recovery to the wounded, and a rapid return to normality.

From B’nai B’rith Lodge Philon

President Victor Bátis

Athens, Greece