Two dead following heavy rain in Thessaloniki, Kilkis

The bodies of two men were retrieved by members of rescue teams in Thessaloniki and Kiklis, northern Greece, following heavy rainfall in the area, raising the number of dead to four since last Saturday.

The first victim, a 44-year-old man, was reportedly swept up by the River Gallikos in his efforts to cross the river on foot.

The body of the second victim, a 49-year-old man, was located half way between the villages of Aspros and Kokartza. Early reports suggested he had been a passenger on a FYROM-licenced taxi which fell into an irrigation canal.

The taxi driver managed to exit the vehicle and subsequently alerted authorities.