The Courier-Mail

Baby dead in floods

- Weather · Crime · Disasters · Incidents · Fires · Athens

ATHENS: Five peo­ple in­clud­ing a baby died and two more were miss­ing as tor­ren­tial rains and floods swept the Greek is­land of Evia, dam­ag­ing dozens of houses and block­ing roads, of­fi­cials said on Sun­day.

The eight-month-old was found dead in a house in the vil­lage of Poli­tika, a fire ser­vice spokesman said. The baby’s par­ents were un­harmed.

Hours ear­lier, a man and woman in their 80s were found un­con­scious by fire­fight­ers in two houses in the same vil­lage, the spokesman said. They were con­firmed dead at the hos­pi­tal.

Floods from rain caused by Storm Thalia blocked roads in the west of Evia, about 100km north­east of Athens.

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