A violent storm with gale-force winds, torrential rain, and hailstorms lashed a region, Halkidiki, in northern Greece and left behind seven people dead. Six tourists are also among those dead in the storm while up to 100 people reportedly wounded.
Strong winds have blown the caravan of Czech couple who died at the spot whereas two Romanian national and two Russians also killed. Rescue teams later discovered the seventh body in the sea. Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the Halkidiki region, a popular tourist attraction. Several rescue workers also sent to the area for help.
The head of civil protection, Charalambos Steriadis called the strong weather conditions as ‘unprecedented phenomenon’. A two day long hot weather spell has triggered the violent storm which brought winds of above 60mph. The violent winds toppled the trees, overturned the vehicles and damaged the buildings.
A Romanian national woman and her kid died after the roof of a restaurant fell on them and two Russians killed by a falling tree. Most of the injured reportedly came to visit the area.
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