• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Rain swamps Greek capital

athens: A woman stuck in her car is pulled to safety after torrential rain swamped the Greek capital.

Another woman died and dozens of commuters were stuck in their vehicles after the heaviest downpour Athens has seen in decades.

Power outages darkened large parts of the city during the cloudburst, a river broke its banks and traffic jams brought much of Athens to a standstill in the morning rush hour. Main roads were overflowing with water and public transport severely disrupted.

Police said a 27-year-old woman died of a probable heart attack after being trapped in her car in the northern suburb of Halandri.

Picture: Reuters

Contextual targeting label: 
Block list

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.