Reports: Two fatalities, major damages in widespread flooding west of Athens

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 10:43

Torrential rainfall overnight and in the early morning hours on Wednesday caused severe flooding west of Athens proper, cutting off the old Athens-Corinth highway and causing widespread property damage at the industrial Nea Paramos and Mandra townships.

The flooding comes as usually dry ravines turned into fast-moving rivers carrying water, mud and debris towards the Gulf of Elefsina.

According to press reports hours later, two storm-related deaths were reported, while dozens of people were stranded in homes and vehicles.

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