Severe storms in Greece with 110km/h winds killed 6 tourists, 108 injured
Deadly storms hit the Halkidiki region in northern Greece on Wednesday evening. At least six people, including two children, were killed as 110km/h winds, massive lightning strikes, heavy rain and severe hailstorms struck.
Six tourists from the Czechia, Romania and Russia were among those who died in the storms.
Of the six dead, the two died in Nea Plagia, Halkidiki, after falling roof in a taverna . She is a 54-year-old Romanian and her 8-year-old child, with her first losing her life when the roof fell over her, while the young boy died while being transferred to the hospital, as she found it difficult to breathe.
The other two deaths occurred near Potidea Palas from a tree fall, with a 39-year-old Russian and two-year-old son killed.
The other two dead were found in Sozopol, Halkidiki, from a caravan overturned by air! This is a pair of elderly Czechs who were in the caravan. (via The Kefalonia Pulse)
Halkidiki (also spelt Chalkidiki, Chalkidike, Chalcidice) had declared a state of emergency.
15 minutes after the deadly storm hit Nea Kalikrati
Damaging winds in Kella
Lightning strike in Kavala
Massive lightning strike in Thessaloniki
After the storm
Nature is stronger than we are and we have to respect that
Our heart and prayers with victims and their families