Death toll in floods rises to 3

Thu, 7 Sep 2023 10:30 GMT
The loss of life has increased to 3 in the last two days due to the flood disaster in Greece.
Death toll in floods rises to 3

In a statement from the Fire Brigade, it was noted that the lifeless body of an 82-year-old person who was caught in flood waters in Kardiça was reached.

One person died yesterday in Volos and one person died today in Magnisia, bringing the total number of casualties to 3.

The Civil Protection Unit sent a message to the mobile phones of people in Athens asking them to avoid driving unless they had to.

The Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, Vasilis Kikilias, stated this evening that the rain that has been seen in the country for two days has caused unprecedented difficulties in terms of intensity and duration.

"I urge everyone to be careful for 24 hours. The bad weather conditions will probably partially affect the Attiki Region (including the capital Athens)," Kikilias said.

Athens and its neighbourhood also experienced heavy rainfall from time to time during the day, causing traffic disruptions.

Hundreds of houses and workplaces were flooded and dozens of vehicles were caught in the water.

Many roads, bridges, hospitals and health centres were also damaged by the floods.

At a meeting held under the leadership of Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis with the participation of relevant ministers and officials from the Hellenic Meteorological Office, meteorological experts stated that yesterday's downpour in the country was probably the strongest downpour ever seen in the history of the country.

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