Two dead, one missing after storm
Published 23/11/2013 | 13:26
Two women have died and a man is missing after heavy rain struck the island of Rhodes in south-eastern Greece.
The storm hit the island on Friday evening and caused flooding, with hundreds of people trapped in cars, the island's fire brigade said.
A woman was found dead late on Friday while the body of a 27-year-old teacher was discovered on Saturday morning. Both apparently attempted to leave their stranded cars and were overcome by raging waters.
A helicopter and 10 members of the fire service's rescue squad have been sent to Rhodes to help find the missing 53-year-old man, authorities said.
According to Greece's meteorological service, there has been 173mm (about 6.8in) of rainfall, with the wet conditions continuing on Saturday.
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