Irish groom missing and bride hospitalised in Greek wildfire horror
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Irish groom missing and bride hospitalised in Greek wildfire horror

A newlywed Irish couple have been caught up in the current wildfire in Greece.

Fears are growing for Brian O'Callaghan Westropp, who has gone missing in Greece having become separated from his new wife Zoe Holohan, who is being treated in an Athens hospital having suffered burns.

After marrying in Ireland last week, the couple travelled to the coastal town of Mati to celebrate their honeymoon, the area worst affected by the wildfire.

The couple were being driven away from the fires which ravaged the town when Zoe and Brian were separated, it is believed.

Relatives of the couple are expected to arrive in Athens today.

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At least 74 people have been killed in the inferno so far, while dozens more have been injured.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that it is providing consular assistance to a number of Irish people who had been caught up in the tragedy.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said the country is “going through an unspeakable tragedy” and has declared a three-day national mourning period.

It is the worst incidence of wildfire to hit the popular holiday destination in more than a decade.