Dozens of others have been injured as the fires rage in resorts near Athens

More than 60 people have been killed and more than 170 have been injured by wildfires in Greece.

A state of emergency's been declared with high winds fanning the flames through holiday resorts near Athens.

A Red Cross official this morning reported the discovery of 26 more bodies - many of them huddled together, in the town of Mati.

Authorities fear they became trapped in the flames as they tried to escape to the sea.

A six-month-old baby is reported to be among those who have died.

Residents have been urged to flee their homes in some of the affected areas.

The country's requesting international assistance from other EU countries, as hundreds of firefighters work to bring the flames under control.

Buildings burn in the town of Mati, east of Athens. Picture by: Thanassis Stavrakis/AP/Press Association Images

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said: "I want to believe that despite the adverse weather conditions, we will do whatever is humanly possible to get the fires under control.

"We must at this moment all be in a constant state of alert - we must be united and make the effort to face an exceptionally difficulty situation."