One Dead as Heavy Storms Hit Parts of Epirus and Corfu (video)



    One person died and extensive damage was caused by the heavy storms that hit parts of north-western Greece on Saturday.

    In Corfu a 55-year old tourist died when his car was swept away by the rushing waters in the Perivoli area on the road towards Santa Barbara, in the southern part of the island.

    Firefighters and police rushed to the scene and managed to free his wife and two children.

    The car of the 55-year-old tourist

    The man was transferred to the local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    The town of Igoumenitsa, on mainland Greece, was seriously affected as roads, businesses and homes were flooded. A bridge situated near the village of Lakka, southeast of Igoumenitsa was heavily damaged from the rushing waters.

    In the center of the town 116 millimeters of rain fell on Saturday, while heavy rainfall occurred in Parga, in several areas of Arta and Ioannina.

    Near Igoumenitsa, two women managed to escape unharmed when their car fell off a cliff as they tried to avoid the rushing waters.

    Meteorologists say that bad weather will spread to other parts of Greece further south.

    They warn that heavy storms are expected in Attica, Peloponnese and the Aegean islands by Monday.


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