Six people have been killed and dozens more have been injured after tornadoes and violent hailstorms hit the Halkidiki peninsula. The victims, including two children, were tourists visiting Greece.
Tourists from the Czech Republic, Romania and Russia were among those who died in the storms.
Authorities declared Halkidiki in a state of emergency and at least 140 firefighters were operating in the area.
Athansios Kaltsas, director of the Nea Moudania Medical Center said “patients taken to the clinic ranged in age from 8 months to over 70.Some suffered head injuries from trees and other falling objects.”
Meteorologists forecast it would continue to rain in the area till Thursday morning.