At least seven people, including children aged eight and two years, died after extreme weather struck a popular tourist region in Greece.
Deaths included those of two elderly Czech nationals killed when their travel trailer in Halkidiki was swept away, whereas a Romanian mother and her son, 8, were killed when a roof collapsed on a restaurant in Nea Plagia. In the seaside town of Potidea, a man and a young boy, both Russians, died after a tree collapsed near a hotel in the seaside town of Potidea, authorities said.
Reports have also surfaced in the media regarding a fire service announcement that a seventh victim was also pulled out of the sea.
A medical centre in the area said it had treated 60 to 70 people as a result of injuries caused by gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms in northern Greece, with most being treated for fractures.
Meteorologist Klearhos Marousakis described the weather as “extremely unusual” for that time of the year.
“It is the first time in my 25-year career that I have lived through something like this,” the medical centre director, Athansios Kaltsas, told OPEN TV. “It was so abrupt, and so sudden.”