Death toll in Greek floods rises to at least 13


Fire crews have recovered the body of a man from the basement of flooded home and a woman was found dead in a local store in an area hit by severe flash flooding on the western outskirts of the Greek capital, bringing the death toll to 13.

Eleven of the fatalities – four women and seven men – occurred in the small town of Mandra, the area hardest hit by the flooding. The coast guard recovered the bodies of another two men from the sea, where they were believed to have been swept by floodwaters.

The deluge hit the western outskirts of the Greek capital after a severe overnight storm, inundating homes and businesses, knocking out part of a major highway and tossing cars and trucks against fences and buildings. [AP]