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Planning faulted in Greek fire toll

In the wake of the deadliest wildfire in a decade, government officials in Greece wavered on taking responsibility for the more than 80 lives that were lost when a fast-moving fire roared through a popular vacation retreat.

While a ranking government security minister said he could find little fault in how emergency crews responded to last week's lethal blaze, the country's prime minister on Friday offered contrition.

"I have called you here today first of all to take full political responsibility for this tragedy in front of my Cabinet and the Greek

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