Floods and Flooding

Greeks clean up, mourn after floods kill 16; 4 still missing

Rescue crews scoured floodwaters Thursday for residents missing after flash floods cut a swathe of destruction near the Greek capital, killing at least 16 people and tossing cars into buildings like toys.

The hardest-hit area from Wednesday's flooding was Mandra, a modest working-class district on the western outskirts of Athens. Most of the fatalities occurred there. Authorities said about 500 homes and businesses were damaged in the area.

"There is huge damage. Inestimable damage," Mandra Mayor Ioanna Kriekouki told local media.

The disaster was among the worst to hit the Greek capital in decades, and the government declared a day of national mourning....

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