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Five dead, one missing as floods hit Greek island

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Five people including a baby died and another person was missing on Sunday as torrential rains and floods swept the Greek island of Evia, damaging …
Five people including a baby died and another person was missing on Sunday as torrential rains and floods swept the Greek island of Evia, damaging dozens of houses and blocking roads. The eight-month-old baby was found dead in a house in the village of Politika on Sunday, a fire service spokesman said. The baby’s parents were unharmed. Hours earlier, a man and woman, both in their 80s, were found unconscious by firefighters in two houses in the same village, the spokesman said. They were confirmed as dead at the hospital. Deputy minister for civil protection Nikos Hardalias had earlier said five people had died and two were missing. But a spokesman for the local emergency services told AFP later in the day that «a woman has been found alive, the rescue workers are looking for the second missing person, a man.

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