Two Dead, Two Missing in Thessaly as Storm Batters Greece



The town of Mouzaki in Thessaly is flooded on Saturday: Credit: Peter Ziogas/Facebook video still

At least two people died and two are missing on Saturday in Thessaly, central Greece, as the Mediterranean hurricane (medicane) Ianos batters Greece for the third day.

Flooding in Mouzaki. Credit: Mouzaki News/YouTube

In the town of Farsala in Thessaly, one elderly woman was found dead in her home after floods rushed through the town. A livestock farmer who was considered missing after being dragged away by the strong floodwaters late Friday in Karditsa has also been declared dead.

Flooding in Thessaly. Credit: AMNA

Images released of the region of Karditsa have shown catastrophic damage from the storm. There, passengers of a vehicle carried away by strong currents are considered missing. The vehicle has been located, but not the two passengers.

Flooding in Mouzaki. Credit: MouzakiNews/ YouTube

As Ianos thrashes much of Greece with strong winds and heavy rains, regions of the country have faced dangerous floods that have brought about widespread destruction and have reportedly left around 30 people trapped in their homes in Farsala.

Credit: Kostas Gogos/Facebook

Dramatic video shows the extent of flooding in the town of Mouzaki, near Karditsa, where entire roadways have been flooded, and bridges and buildings have collapsed, including the health clinic, pictured above.

Ianos brought the deadly flooding to the region late Friday night, after heavy rainfall overwhelmed nearby rivers, leaving strong currents rushing through much of Thessaly.