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Deadly storm kills 6 people in Greece

Six tourists have been killed and injured hundreds in a violent storm that swept across a region of northern Greece.
11.07.2019 - 10:38

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

SIX DEAD, HUNDREDS OF INJURED

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.