Greece floods: Death toll rises as more bodies are dug out of mud

AP
Published Nov 27, 2017, 4:28 pm IST
Updated Nov 27, 2017, 4:28 pm IST
The Fire Brigade says the man's body was found buried in mud near a bus station in the small town of Mandra.
Officials blamed the disaster one of Greece's deadliest floods in decades on poor town planning and insufficient flood prevention measures, as much of the afflicted area had been built on filled-in torrent beds. (Photo: AP)
 Officials blamed the disaster one of Greece's deadliest floods in decades on poor town planning and insufficient flood prevention measures, as much of the afflicted area had been built on filled-in torrent beds. (Photo: AP)

Athens: Greek authorities say they have found one more body in an area near Athens afflicted by deadly floods in November, raising the total death toll to 22.

The Fire Brigade says the man's body was found buried in mud near a bus station in the small town of Mandra, west of Athens, that suffered the brunt of the November 15 flash floods.

 

(Photo: AP)(Photo: AP)

It was not immediately clear whether the victim found Monday was the one person listed as missing following the floods.

Officials blamed the disaster one of Greece's deadliest floods in decades on poor town planning and insufficient flood prevention measures, as much of the afflicted area had been built on filled-in torrent beds.

The floods damaged about 1,000 buildings.

Location: Greece, Attika, Athenai




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