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Windstorm in Halkidiki injures four, young man hospitalized

Four people were injured when a sudden windstorm hit Nea Playia in Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece on Sunday morning.

The squall lasted only a few minutes, however, it was powerful enough to sweep the area including the beach, bringing “everything upside down” as eyewitnesses said, injuring four people and causing damage to a beach bar.

The windstorm occurred shortly before 11 o’ clock in the morning.

A 19-year-old bather was taken to Polygyros hospital, with head and lower limb injuries. According to media information, a  sun-umbrella was swept away by the strong wind thus injuring the 19-year-old man.

Three more people suffered suffered abrasions and light injuries and were offered First Aid by ambulance rescuers who rushed to the area.

The circumstances under which the three people were injured are not specified.

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  1. Hoffentlich war es ein legaler Sonnenschirm auf Chalkidiki?!