At least seven people, including children aged eight and two years, died after extreme weather struck a popular tourist region in Greece.
Deaths included those of two elderly Czech nationals killed when their travel trailer in Halkidiki was swept away, whereas a Romanian mother and her son, 8, were killed when a roof collapsed on a restaurant in Nea Plagia. In the seaside town of Potidea, a man and a young boy, both Russians, died after a tree collapsed near a hotel in the seaside town of Potidea.
Reports have also surfaced in the media regarding a fire service announcement that a seventh victim was also pulled out of the sea. Meteorologist Klearhos Marousakis described the weather as “extremely unusual” for that time of the year.
A medical centre in the area said it had treated 60 to 70 people as a result of injuries caused by gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms in northern Greece, with most being treated for fractures.