Greek PM Alexis Tsipras declared three days of National Mourning following the flooding tragedy in western Attica that claimed the lives of at least 14 people.
“We are currently mourning the deaths of 14 people and we hope that the casualty list will not grow,” the prime minister said.
“The declaration of a day of national mourning for the great tragedy is the least we can do,” he said.
He added that operations to identify and rescue those at risk would continue throughout the night, while at the same time army camps will remain open to offer shelter and food to the victims.
He promised that there will be “a thorough investigation” on Wednesday’s tragic events and that support measures will be taken for households and businesses affected.
The immediate task, he said, is to record the damage inflicted and to heal the wounds as soon as possible.
He also thanked the men and women of the emergency services for their effort.