A severe overnight storm turned roads of towns on the outskirts of Greek capital Athens into raging rivers of mud and debris on November 15, 2017. At least 14 people have been killed and many injured. “Everything is lost, the disaster is biblical,” authorities said. Severe weather is expected to continue over most of the country and peak on Friday, November 17. Torrential rains hit Greek capital Athens overnight Wednesday, November 15, leaving at least 15 people dead and several missing in the town of Mandra, west of Athens.
Many of the dead were elderly people whose bodies were found inside their homes. At least two bodies were recovered from the sea by the Greek Coast Guard. According to the Greek Reporter, the industrial towns of Mandra, Nea Peramos, and Megara, 27 km (17 miles) west of Athens, were the worst hit by the severe storm that started after midnight (local time). Roads quickly turned into fast-flowing rivers of mud and debris, flooding homes and stranding drivers on roads. READ MORE