Flash floods have killed at least 11 people in the western outskirts of the Greek capital, Athens. As rescue teams are still searching for missing individuals. The industrial towns of Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara west of the capital Athens and it affect the most area’s.
Though reports inform, any of the dead were elderly people whose bodies were found inside their homes. Fast-flowing torrents of red mud flooded roads.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declare a period of national mourning in the wake of the tragedy.
“Everything is lost. The disaster is biblical,” Mandra Mayor Yianna Krikouki inform state broadcaster ERT.
At least 37 people taken to hospital, the broadcaster inform and some are still missing.
Fotiou could not yet confirm the number of damage houses and vehicles. But said local municipal authorities were working with the fire department to help people who displace.
Yiannis Kemmos, a local reporter who was on the scene of the floods. He said there “was a lot of panic during the heaviest rains”.
“Though people are waiting for help but most don’t seem to be in immediate danger anymore.”
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras inform in a post on Twitter he was “Its so sad to hear this” by the loss of life caused by “the catastrophic storm”.
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He said a government team dispatch to the area to coordinate with local authorities about rescue operations and relief efforts.
Nikos Voutsis, president of the Greek parliament release a statement expressing his condolences for the families of the victims. He also vow to provide aid to the victims and ensure their house safely.