State of emergency declared in Halkidiki after freak weather

A state of emergency was declared in the northern Greek region of Halkidiki Thursday after six people died in deadly storms and gale-force winds that hit the area late Wednesday night.

Six foreign nationals from Romania, the Czech Republic and Russia, including two children died in accidents related to the severe weather.
A Romanian woman and an 8-year-old boy died after a roof collapsed on a restaurant in Nea Plagia, and a Russian man and a young boy were killed after a tree collapsed near their hotel in the seaside town of Potidea. Elsewhere, two elderly Czech tourists were killed when strong winds and water swept away their travel trailer.

A 62-year-old fisherman was reported missing in the sea area of Kallikrateia. Nine people were hospitalized in Papanikolaou hospital in Thessaloniki with injuries related to the extreme weather, one of which is in the...

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