>> After dropping from public view for three days, Greece's prime minister, has taken political responsibility for a wildfire that killed at least 87 people.>>
> What can you say? He took responsibility for the fire. So what? What is he going to do? Was it his children who were burned? What does it mean that he took responsibility?
Residents of Maltee, the town ravaged by the flames have reacted with disdain to his words.>>
>> Supresa's contrition came after the main opposition party blasted a government news conference the day before, when no apology was heard. During that conference, the country's Civil Protection Minister said, arson is suspected of being behind the blaze, saying, they were serious indications and significant signs suggesting criminal actions.
Victims of the fire will begin to be buried this weekend. The government has announced a long list of relief measures including a one-off 10,000 Euro payment for families of the victims. Their spouses and near relatives were also offered public sector jobs. It's also promised to tackle years old problems, including haphazard and unlicensed residential building, to minimize the risk of a repeat disaster and cool public anger.
Hundreds of firefighters and volunteers are still combing the area, for the dozens who remain missing.