Six persons died in the floods that struck the island of Evia while two others are missing, announced Deputy Civil Protection and Crises Management Minister Nikos Hardalias after a meeting on Sunday at the town hall of Vasiliko.
Among the victims are an 8-month-old infant and an elderly couple in the village of Politika while three other persons died in their attempt to escape the flood.
“It is a difficult day after a difficult night” Hardalias said.
Later, one of the two missing in Evia floods was located on Sunday afternoon alive and was rescued by a helicopter.
The missing woman was swept away by flood water while attempting to leave her house in Bourtzi.
The second missing is a man who was with the woman and was also swept away by flood waters.
In the same area were found two, a 74-year old man and a 73-year-old woman, of the six dead.
The rescue operation continues to locate the other missing.