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Man’s body found in ravine in the area of Domokos-Death toll from Daniel storm rises to 4

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A dead man was located in a ravine near the village Petroto of Domokos in the region of Fthiotida on Thursday. The Fire Brigade found the body who was, according to initial information a 51-years-old farmer.

The Krafsidonas river overflowed again in the city of Volos, due to the torrential rain that has been sweeping the capital of Magnesia.

Most villages and the capitals of the Regional Units of Karditsa and Trikala are facing serious problems as a result of the heavy rains hitting the country over the last few hours.

Homes, livestock units and businesses have been affected with incalculable damages, while residents, in some areas, are trapped in their houses, due to the height of the water.

People that are missing in Volos and Pelion have not given any signs of life, while the severe weather conditions persist in Volos and on Mt Pelion which have suffered incalculable disasters.

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In addition to the two dead in Magnesia, there are also 4 missing persons, among them, a couple of 35-year-old Austrians, whose fate is unknown, when the house they were staying in Potistika, southern Pelion, was swept away by the torrential waters.

Water supply has been disrupted for third consecutive day in Volos amid considerable disasters caused by the unprecedented bad weather, while electricity is gradually being restored.

All infrastructure in the city of Volos and its suburbs, such as the port and road arteries leading out of the city, have suffered major damages.

Damage has also been caused to archaeological sites of enormous value and importance, such as the Neolithic excavations at Dimini and the Ancient Theatre, while the Archaeological Museum of Volos and the Tsalapata Museum-Complex suffered incalculable damages, after being covered by tons of mud.

The disasters in the road network are huge, while conncection with southern Pelion was distrupted when a bridge collapsed.

Chaos prevails in the villages Milina, Horto, Kala Nera, Platanias, Afissos, Ano and Kato Lechonia in the direction of southern Pelion where roads, houses and cars have been lost and communication and land access are impossible.

Similar images exist in eastern Pelion with the worst affected areas being Agios Ioannis, Papa Nero and Horefto, as well as in Tsagarada.

Makrynitsa has also suffered great damage, where large amounts of water washed away houses and cars from the parking lot in Brani.

The area of Rovies, in Northern Evia, is tested on Thursday as several houses have been flooded following the torrential rain.

Firefighters and rescue teams rushed to the area to remove people trapped in their homes. Problems have also been created on the road network.

Meanwhile, traffic on the Lamia-Katerini highway, in the direction of Thessaloniki, has been restored while traffic from Katerini to Lamia, in the direction of Athens, is carried out only in the left lane.

The Greek police called on drivers to avoid unnecessary travel both on the national road network and on local roads where severe weather phenomena are observed or warnings have been issued.

A message via the emergency number 112 was sent to the residents of Sofades, Karditsa, and Pyli, Trikala, in order to avoid underground and ground floors in buildings.
The Operations Center of the Fire Department has received a total of 4,870 calls since Tuesday, September 5. Most of them mainly concern water pumping, tree cutting and removal of people to safe places.

Storm ‘Daniel’ which is sweeping across Greece with torrential rains and a high frequency of lightning, as well as strong winds in the Aegean will continue until Thursday afternoon, according to the National Meteorological Service (EMY).

SOURCE; ANA-MPA

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