Flash floods kill ten people near Greek capital

A man stands next to a damaged car stuck in floodwater in the town of Mandra, northwest of Athens, Greece, November 15, 2017. (AFP)

At least ten people died in flash floods that hit Greece on Wednesday, authorities said, as a raging torrent swept through towns west of the capital Athens after heavy rains.

Authorities received at least 500 calls for help and more than 150 firefighters with 50 vehicles were assisting in the relief effort. A state of emergency was declared in the west Attica region, which includes the towns of Nea Peramos and Mandra, about 27 kilometer west of Athens.

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