Six foreign nationals killed as severe weather hits Greece
Six foreign nationals, including two children, were killed and more than 100 other people injured after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms struck northern Greece late on Wednesday, uprooting trees and collapsing roofs, authorities said.
Television footage showed strong winds sweeping through a restaurant in the Halkidiki peninsula, a region popular with tourists in the summer.
Streets in towns in the area were dotted with uprooted pine trees and overturned motorcycles, photographs posted on websites showed.
"It is the first time in my 25-year career that I have lived through something like this," Athansios Kaltsas, director of the Nea Moudania Medical Centre, where many of the injured were treated for fractures, told Greek television.
"It was so abrupt, and so sudden," he said.
Kaltsas said patients taken to the clinic ranged in age from 8 months...