> Nothing happened to her car. The house wasn't burnt, so where is she?
One official has suggested residents should have been evacuated earlier. At the scene, hundreds of rescuers are continuing to search the scorched ground and coastline for survivors. Dozens of people are still missing including nine-year-old twin sisters. Officials say it's unclear if some of the missing are among the unidentified dead.
Reuter's Deborah Kyvrikosaios says that brings into question the next issue.>> Which will be how to identify those people that were wholly consumed by the flames. The question will have to be raised now about DNA testing. And, of course, the question of whether this area had been prepared, had been ready for such an incident, has also been raised.
But really, at the moment, there are so many residents that are just saying, they're just happy to be alive.>> With the death toll expected to rise, relatives are clinging to hope their loved ones will be among the survivors.>>
I believe she's alive. Where are they? They went somewhere. Where could they be?>> The cause of the fire is still unclear. One theory being examined is that the blaze was deliberately started in three locations at the same time. Local authorities say strong, unpredictable winds would have made even the best executed evacuation plan futile.
But firefighters did tell Reuters some water hydrants in the area were empty. An Athens prosecutor is reviewing the way the fire was handled.