Greece mourns its Wounds a Day after Flooding Disaster
At least 15 people died, six are missing and 23 are injured following the disaster caused by extensive flooding in western Attica on Wednesday.Firemen and other emergency services worked non-stop throughout the night to clear the water and the mud that covered streets and houses.
The Attica prefecture, the administrative district for the towns, said it would seek assistance from the EU Solidarity Fund, set up to respond to natural disasters.A state of emergency was declared in the region and PM Alexis Tsipras. Among the injured is an 85-year-old woman who remains in intensive care at Hospital.
Six people are missing. Several areas remained without electricity and water all night. The fire service received a total of more than 600 calls for water pumping from residences and businesses. It rescued 86 people from the flooded homes and cars that were swept away from the water.