Torrential rains and flash flooding in the outskirts of western Athens have caused catastrophic damage, leaving almost a dozen people dead.
As the story is still evolving, the Greek Coast Guard is pulling bodies from the sea. Reports of at least seven people swept away by the flash floods have been confirmed by authorities, as well as five people found dead in their flooded homes.
A section of the highway between Athens and Corinth that connects the Greek mainland with the Peloponnese was inaccessible, with floodwaters overcoming an underpass.
Most of the flood’s impact happened in the areas of Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, in the outskirts of western Athens.
“This is a biblical disaster,” Mandra Mayor Yianna Krikouki told state broadcaster ERT. “Everything is gone.”
More bad weather has been forecast for various areas of Greece in coming days.
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