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2 Dead, 1 Missing After Storm Pounds Central Greece

Waves break on a seaside tavern throughout a storm on the port of Argostoli, on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, western Greece, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. A robust tropical-like storm named Ianos battered the western islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia, and Ithaki in a single day, inflicting flash flooding, property injury, energy outages, and street closures principally from downed bushes, police and native authorities stated. (AP Photo/Nikiforos Stamenis)

Two folks have died and one is reported lacking in central Greece area of Thessaly after a storm pounded components of the nation in a single day and precipitated flooding.

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  • Last Updated: September 19, 2020, 3:18 PM IST

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ATHENS, Greece: Two folks have died and one is reported lacking in central Greece area of Thessaly after a storm pounded components of the nation in a single day and precipitated flooding.

Authorities recognized the 2 victims as an aged lady discovered useless in her flooded house and a 63-year-old shepherd who was swept by rising flood waters.






They stated a lady who ignored firefighter and police directions to not drive into an space the place a bridge spans a river is lacking.

The countrys firefighting service stated early Saturday that it had fielded virtually 2,500 calls from trapped residents in central and western Greece or about eradicating fallen bushes that have been blocking roads or had precipitated property injury. The service reported rescuing greater than 600 folks.

Greeces practice operator, Trainose, stated service linking southern and northern Greece was suspended.

Water from a river that burst its banks broken no less than two bridges and a number of other buildings, together with the native well being middle within the Thessaly city of Mouzaki, which has collapsed. Parts of the stricken space are with out electrical energy.

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