One dead in flash floods on the Greek island of Crete

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ATHENS (Reuters) – A man died and a woman was missing after their car was carried away in flash floods which hit the north coast of the Greek island of Crete on Saturday, Greek authorities said.

The Greek fire brigade said they recovered the man from a vehicle that had been washed into the sea after torrential rain at the village of Agia Pelagia in the region of Heraklion.

Rescue divers inspect through flood debris in the sea for missing people at Aghia Pelagia, Heraklion, Crete island, Greece, 15 October 2022. EPA-EFE/NIKOS CHALKIADAKIS

Images showed cars floating or partially submerged along with small fishing boats in muddy sea waters off Agia Pelagia.

A car has been swept into the sea by floods at Aghia Pelagia, Heraklion, Crete island, Greece, 15 October 2022. . EPA-EFE/NIKOS CHALKIADAKIS

The fire brigade has received hundreds of calls to bring people to safety or pump water out of flooded buildings on the island, a fire brigade official said.

Reuters

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