Greek Civil Protection Minister quits after killer wildfire

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the resignation of Civil Protection Minister Nikos Toskas on Friday, a statement from his office said.

Toskas had previously offered to resign in the wake of a devastating wildfire which left 88 confirmed dead on July 23, but Tsipras refused to accept it.

Toskas reiterated his desire to resign again on Friday during a meeting with the Prime Minister, since the ’emergency situation’ had eased, the statement said.