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According to the first police findings, six people lost their lives in a violent storm.
Two elderly Czech nationals were killed when strong winds swept away their travel trailer in Halkidiki, police said.
After a sweltering weekend that saw temperatures reach as high as 39 degrees Celsius in the Peloponnese, meteorologists forecast a dip early in the week.
According to counting stations of the National Observatory of Athens, temperatures reached 38.9 in Messinia, 38.5 in Aitoloacarnania, 38.2 in Ileia, 37.7 in Agrinio and 37.3 in Trikala.
A moderate earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale rattled parts of western Greece on Tuesday, though there have been no reports of injuries or damage.
According to the Athens-based Geodynamic Institute, the 4.3 tremor struck at 11.58 a.m. off the coast of the port town of Kyllini, southwest of Patra.
A boy slips into the sea in Nafplio in the Peloponnese. Greece's beaches have received the second largest number of Blue Flags in the world this year, behind Spain, it was announced on Tuesday. Greek beaches bagged 515 flags, 12 percent of the total. Most of them went to beaches on the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece. [ANA-MPA]