GREECE: Deadly storm leaves trail of destruction across northern Greece

12-07-2019 07:07

LOCATION: Nea Plagia, Halkidiki  
DATE SHOT: July 11, 2019
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A deadly storm that ripped through coastal areas in northern Greece overnight on July 10, left a trail of destruction across the Halkidiki region. Uprooted trees, downed electricity poles and debris were scattered along flooded roads, as a clean-up operation was underway. Local meteorologists warn that severe weather could return to the region over the weekend.

At least 7 people were killed in storm-related incidents and dozens of others were injured, police said. More than 100 emergency service workers were deployed as a state of emergency was declared in the area.

The Halkidiki region near the northern city of Thessaloniki has multiple seaside resorts and is popular with tourists in the summer.