Six people of different nationalities, including two children, were killed and more than 100 people were injured as a result of storm winds, rains and hail that hit the resorts in the Halkidiki area later Wednesday, tearing wood and destroying the roof, officials said.
According to doctors, the age of the patients who came to the clinic ranged from 8 months to 70 years. Many of them have fractures. Some received head injuries as a result of falling trees and other objects, according to the Chronicle.info with reference to “European truth”.
Among the victims were Russian, and his two year old son, who were killed by a fallen tree in hotel, mother and son from Romania, where the roof collapsed when they were at dinner, and a couple from the Czech Republic, whose trailer was carried by the wind. Their son was wounded, the grandson was not injured, but is in a state of shock.
Such weather is unusual for Greece, where the summer is usually hot and dry. Meteorologist Clearcmos Karousakis described the conditions as “highly unusual” for this time of year.
Authorities declared a state of emergency Halkidiki. There were not less than 140 firefighters.