Greece flood death toll rises to 15

Greece flood death toll rises to 15

ATHENS — The death toll from recent flooding in central Greece rose to 15 after the bodies of four missing people were found Sunday, authorities said.

Three of the bodies were found in villages near the town of Karditsa in western Thessaly. They were an 88-year-old woman and her 65-year-old son, who were found in their home, and a 58-year-old man whose body was found between two villages.

The coast guard reported Sunday that the body of a 42-year-old man who had been missing since Tuesday was found floating in the sea near the city of Volos. He was last seen in his vehicle, unable to control it in the middle of the furious flow.

The fire service reported that since flooding began in central Greece on Tuesday, it had evacuated almost 3,500 people. Rescue attempts continue.

The flooding appears to have subsided, although the Pineios River, the main waterway in Thessaly, is rising at its mouth, fire department spokesman Yiannis Artopios said Sunday night.

The coast guard service indicated that it rescued 335 people stranded on the Pelion Peninsula between Thursday and Saturday.

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