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Government official: No Hungarians threatened by Rhodes wildfire

No Hungarian citizens are threatened by the wildfire burning on the Greek island of Rhodes, the state secretary for bilateral relations said on Sunday.

The Hungarian embassy in Athens is currently in contact with 110 Hungarian nationals, all of whom have registered for consular protection, Tamas Menczer said on Facebook. Travel agencies have put the number of Hungarians on the island at around 400, he added.

The foreign ministry knows of 91 Hungarians who are affected by the evacuations forced by the wildfire, but this number is constantly changing, Menczer said. The embassy is supplying the Hungarians with all the information they need, he said.

Menczer cited the Greek authorities as saying that the evacuation buses could reach the airport from every part of the island and that they provide transfer to everyone looking to leave.

Ferry and boat services towards Athens are also running uninterrupted, he added.

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