As we in Southern Europe bake in temperatures that have exceed 40'C over the past week or so, forest fires have been raging across the region.
Five people lost their lives in the past 24 hours trying to extinguish the hundreds of thousand of hectares of forest going up in smoke - two in Greece and three in Italy, following the crash of two water-bombers - Canadair CL-215 aircraft.
May they rest in peace
Hundreds of forest fires have been reported in Greece, where two pilots died on Monday after a water-bombing aircraft they were flying over a forest fire crashed.
Another such aircraft flying over a forest fire in Italy crashed on Monday, killing three people.