Kilkis farmer killed in tractor after being swept up in flooding

A 77-year-old farmer who was reported missing in northern Greece on Saturday was found dead by search teams later in the day, trapped in his tractor, which had been swept by flooding that swamped the region after two days of heavy rainfall.

According to reports, the Kilkis farmer had set off in the early hours of the day to feed his animals and had tried to cross the Gallikos River, which has swelled over its banks since Friday.

Meanwhile, authorities in northeastern Greece were on alert due to the rising level of the Evros River, while heavy rainfall in Thessaloniki led to dozens of calls being made to the fire service requesting assistance.