Nov 15, 2017

The Latest: Death toll in Greek floods rises to at least 9

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Greece
by
Washington Post via Associated Press
A worker tries to clean a sewer as water covers an interchange of a highway in Elefsina, western Athens, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Flash floods in the Greek capital’s western outskirts Wednesday converted roads into raging torrents of mud and debris, killing at least five people and inundating homes and businesses. Photo: Petros Giannakouris/Associated Press
A worker tries to clean a sewer as water covers an interchange of a highway in Elefsina, western Athens, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Flash floods in the Greek capital’s western outskirts Wednesday converted roads into raging torrents of mud and debris, killing at least five people and inundating homes and businesses. Photo: Petros Giannakouris/Associated Press

Flash floods on the Greek capital’s western outskirts have converted roads into raging torrents of mud and debris . . . inundating homes and businesses.

Greece’s fire department says two more bodies have been recovered from an area on the western outskirts of Athens hit by major flash floods, bringing the total death toll attributed to the flooding to nine.

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The flash flooding hit the western outskirts of the Greek capital after a severe overnight storm, inundating homes and businesses, knocking out part of a major highway and tossing cars and trucks against fences and buildings.