Greece: Storm with gale-force winds kills 6
11 July 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.