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Last night, severe rainstorms hit neighboring Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria, leaving people dead and missing in addition to a lot of destruction.
Several areas witnessed floods and torrential torrential rains in the last hours in Greece, unprecedented in this month of the year, and the Greek police banned traffic in the town of Volos in the center of the country, the nearby mountainous region of Pelion, and the tourist island of Skiathos, where heavy rains caused the death of one person, and floods that reached a height. Up to about a meter in the streets and around homes in some areas, and the floods also swept away cars on the roads.
According to the Macedonian "Athens" News Agency, the Greek Meteorological Authority asked residents to stay in their homes, warning that the Pelion region would be exposed to about 6.5 to 7 centimeters (2.5 to 2.8 inches) of rain, today, Wednesday as well, while the rainfall is expected to range from From 5-6 centimeters in the city of Karditsa in the center of the country, indicating that the average annual rainfall in the Athens region is about 40 centimetres.
In Turkey, floods killed at least 6 people, including two vacationers who were swept away by a torrent that swept through a camping site in the northwest of the country.
According to the Anatolia news agency, the Turkish Minister of the Interior, Ali Yerli Kaya, said that four more people were missing after floods swept through the camp site in the province of Karklarli, near the border with Bulgaria.
He added that about 12 vacationers were at the site when the floods occurred, and he wrote on the "X" website that search teams found two bodies, noting that "search and rescue efforts for the missing are continuing without interruption."
In Bulgaria, Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov said that two people were killed and three others were missing after a storm caused floods on the southern coast of the Black Sea last night, according to the official Bulgarian news agency BTA.
The catastrophic floods in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria come amid a wave of severe weather in Europe that brought exceptional heat to parts of the continent and caused a deadly flood in Spain.