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Prosecutor files charges against officials for deadly Mandra flash floods of 2017

The Athens Prosecutor’s Office filed four charges of misdemeanor against nine individuals – including Attica Governor Rena Dourou and mayors of regional towns – for the deadly flash flood in Mandra, western Attica, sixteen months ago in November 2017, which claimed the lives of 25 people. According to the prosecutor’s …

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Inspectors’ report blames municipality, forestry officials for deadly flash-floods in Mandra

Forestry officials, elected municipal officers and engineers from the private sector share the responsibility for the deadly flash floods that hit western Attica in November 2017,  an official report published on Monday said. Twenty-four people died in the floods, that swept through Mandra and devastated the town after torrential rain. …

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“Human irresponsibility and bureaucracy” reason 24 people died in Mandra flash floods, say inspectors

Extreme weather caused the flash floods in Mandra, but “human irresponsibility and bureaucracy” are the causes for the tragedy that took the lives of 24 people in Mandra, West Attica, one and a half month ago. These are the findings of a research conducted by inspectors at the General Inspector …

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Humanitarian aid sent to flash floods victims lands abandoned in the forest

Trousers, blouses, shirts, jackets, pullovers, brand new children shoes …. the humanitarian aid ordinary citizens sent to people hit by the flash floods is simple left in the woods near Mandra. The pictures showing the abandoned clothes in the forest of Kiafa were shot by social media users and uploaded …

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Floods death toll rises to 23, after one more body found and an elderly dies in hospital

One more body was found in floods-stricken area of Mandra in West Attica on Monday morning. Short time later, it was announced that a flood victim who was hospitalized since November 15th, died in the intensive care of the Thriasio hospital. The 82-year-old woman was transferred to hospital on the …

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One more body recovered under the debris, death toll increases to 21

The body of a man was recovered from the mud and debris at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. He was found near the stream close to the depot of the Mandra Municipality. In a machine-shop nearby two more bodies were recovered in the last days. With the tragic discovery on …

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Help for flash floods victims: Mandra Municipality appeals for food & other items, donations, volunteers

The Municipality of Mandra in West Attica has issued a call for help for the flood victims. Food, drinking water, medicine, clothing and footwear but also sleeping bags and blankets are needed for the thousands of families affected by the floods, exposed in cold and decreasing temperatures in houses and …

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Three more bodies recovered, death toll in flash floods increased to 19

Three more bodies have been recovered in the floods of West Attica on Saturday morning increasing the number of dead into 19. Crews keep searching for missing persons. The body of one man buried under tons of mud was found near the depot of the Municipality of Mandra at the …

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