A 57-year-old British tourist lost his life when rushing waters swept away the car he was driving during a thunderstorm. The tragedy occurred during the time a thunderstorm with torrential rains was striking the Greek Island of Corfu (Kerkyra), on Saturday evening.
In the car were also his wife and two underage children. The family had arrived on Friday for a short vacation on the island.According to local media the rushing waters formed a stream on the land road where the car was not and swept the Vitara Jeep away, into the river in Santa Barbara.
It is remains unclear whether it was the fire brigades that rescued the wife and the children or they managed to get off the car alone.
The point is that any help for the driver came too late. He was trapped inside the car and drowned. The family was on their way to the tourist accommodation in Santa Barbara-Perivoli in the southern part of Corfu.