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One dead, flooded homes and agricultural land as summer storms strike Greece

One man lost his life, homes and shops were flooded and agricultural products were destroyed when storms stroke several regions in Greece.

In the city of Lamia in Central Greece, a 62-year-old man lost his life in a sequence of tragic events. He had called the fire brigades to pump water from the home in the ground floor  of  his two story property. When the fire fighters started to unfold the water pipes, the man left his home on the first floor and went down. He slipped at the end of the stairs, fell and hit his head. The fire fighters and his wife rushed to help the man, an ambulance was called. In the hospital where he was transferred doctors could only confirm his death.

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Lamia area

Torrential rains have been striking Greece in the most rainy June of the last years.

In Lamia, homes, shops and agricultural land have been flooded.

Hail in Argolida, eastern Peloponnese

In Athens, the rainstorm on Friday night caused a power outage in the suburbs of Ilioupoli and Agios Dimitrios in south-east Athens. The damage was restored some two hours later.

Video: storm in Athens and the basin of Attica – time lapse – June 16 2017

Media reported of disturbed traffic in main avenues due to the rainfall.

Rainstorms, locally with hail and strong winds up to 7 Beaufort are expected also over the weekend in Greece’s mainland, the Ionian Sea and the island of North and Central Aegean. Details about the weather forecast here.

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