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19 dead, 6 still missing after deadly Greek floods

Orient Net - Agencies 2017-11-18 19:21:00

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Six people were still missing in Greece Friday after a flash flood killed 19 others near the capital, with local communities facing food and medicine shortages and the full scope of the damage still unclear.

"We need rapid solutions... mainly on food distribution for those who have lost their homes, their documents, their medicine," said Ioanna Kriekouki, the mayor of Mandra, the town hardest hit by the inundation.

The freak flood struck early on Wednesday the towns of Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) west of Athens.

Some elderly people died inside or near their homes, drivers were trapped in their cars as they made their way to work, and two bodies were found at sea.

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