Updated at 6:37 a.m. ET Tuesday
At least 50 people died and more than 150 were injured as huge fires fueled by powerful winds burned homes and forests in towns near the Greek capital, Athens, government officials said.
After authorities confirmed at least 24 dead on Monday, Greek Red Cross workers made a gruesome discovery close to a beach not far from the badly-burned village of Mati.
"We've found 26 more bodies," said Nikos Economopoulos, the Greek Red Cross director. "What a terrible day."