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One Person Killed as Storm Ballos Batters Greece for Second Day

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Storm Ballos has been hitting many areas in Greece for a second day. Credit: AMNA

Greece’s fire service announced on Friday that one person was killed in Evia after he swept away by the rushing water during the storm that hits Greece for a second consecutive day.

The 70-year-old man was missing since Thursday. According to a press release, the man was found unconscious in a riverbed in the area of Tsakaioi in southern Evia.

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The man had called the emergency services on Thursday to say that he was in a pasture in the municipality of Karystos surrounded by water from an overflown torrent.

Σε συνέχεια προηγούμενου μηνύματος, χωρίς τις αισθήσεις του εντοπίστηκε άνδρας εντός κοίτης ρέματος στην περιοχή Τσακαίοι Ευβοίας.

— Πυροσβεστικό Σώμα (@pyrosvestiki) October 15, 2021

A total of 20 firefighters with seven vehicles, a team of the Special Disaster Unit (EMAK) and a helicopter had been deployed in the area in the first ray of light to find him.

Last week, floods generated by the bad weather system “Athena” caused great destruction as they swept the fire-stricken North Evia.

Storm Ballos brings chaos throughout Greece

The man is the first victim of storm Ballos that has been causing chaos across Greece. Hundreds of homes flooded in Athens.  Torrential rain caused power outages in several parts of the capital and flooding in the streets.

In Thessaloniki, a bus transporting oil refinery workers fell into a sinkhole in the center of the city on Friday. Authorities said all 15 people on the bus in Thessaloniki were unharmed.

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