ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek rescue crews had been looking out Thursday for six folks reported lacking within the western Athens space following main flash flooding that left no less than 14 folks useless.
One of six folks initially reported lacking was discovered alive, the fireplace division mentioned, however added that an extra man — a hunter — had been reported lacking later Thursday morning, bringing the entire again to 6.
All search and rescue operations had been being performed within the Mandra space on the western outskirts of the Greek capital, the place the day prior to this’s flooding turned roads into raging torrents of mud and particles, slamming automobiles into buildings and submerging sections of a freeway.
The flood, which adopted an in a single day storm, induced widespread destruction in Mandra and close by areas, the place authorities mentioned about 500 properties and companies had been broken.
Twelve of these killed Wednesday — 4 ladies and eight males — had been present in or close to Mandra, whereas the coast guard recovered the our bodies of two extra males believed to have been swept out to sea by the flood.
The catastrophe was among the many worst to have hit the Greek capital in a long time, and the federal government declared Thursday a day of nationwide mourning.
The Merchant Marine Ministry mentioned it was making preparations for a cruise ship to dock on the coast close to the affected space to supply momentary lodging for these left homeless by the flood. It additionally mentioned preparations had been being made with the military and navy to make accessible water.
Schools within the space remained closed for a second day, whereas the Athens municipality shut down one other 20 faculties situated close to streams and creeks because the capital was lashed with extra unhealthy climate.
More storms lashed the Greek capital Thursday morning, with heavy rainfall forcing the closure of one of many principal avenues by means of Athens after the road flooded.
The hearth division mentioned Thursday it had obtained 660 requires badist to pump water from flooded properties and companies since Wednesday morning, whereas it had rescued 88 folks trapped in homes and autos. All hearth companies within the wider Athens space remained on alert as extra unhealthy climate was forecast for the world.
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