Former Attica governor tetsifies over 2017 Mandra floods


Former Attica governor Rena Dourou testified on Thursday before an investigating magistrate in connection with the flash floods in Mandra, western Attica, in November 2017 which resulted in the deaths of 25 people and the destruction of hundreds of properties.

In her testimony, the former governor claimed that anti-flood works were carried out during her term and blamed her predecessors for the inadequate infrastructure that had been in place when she took over. She also claimed that she was being made a scapegoat for political reasons.

Dourou, along with another nine officials, was charged earlier this year in connection with the tragedy of negligent manslaughter, grievous bodily harm, causing floods through negligence, violating construction regulations and breach of duty.

She was not detained following her testimony.

Dourou is also among 20 officials who have been charged in connection with the deadly fires that killed more than 100 people in east Attica last summer.