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Greece: Storm with gale-force winds kills 6

Hundreds of others also injured as torrential rains hit northern Greece

Magda Panoutsopoulou   | 11.07.2019
Greece: Storm with gale-force winds kills 6

ATHENS

A storm with gale-force winds and torrential rains has killed six and injured hundreds in northern Greece, said authorities and local media.

The storm late Wednesday also uprooted trees and destroyed roofs.

An 8-year-old boy from Romania and a woman were killed in a roof collapse, while two Russians, a young boy, and a man died after a tree collapsed onto their hotel.

Two elderly Czech tourists were also among the dead. The tourists were swept away with their trailer, police told local media.

Authorities have declared a state of emergency for the area of Halkidiki, while Greece’s new Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis is scheduled to visit the area Thursday.


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