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Two dead as Cyclone Ianos sweeps across Greece


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

20th Sep, 2020. 10:31 am
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Cyclone Ianos

Two people have died and another is missing after a hurricane-like storm cyclone Ianos hit Greece.

According to the international news agency, Cyclone Ianos, known as a “medicane” (Mediterranean hurricane) hit areas north of Athens. Hundreds of people faced trouble in flooded buildings.

Local media reported that a man was found dead on his farm in the Karditsa area. On the other hand, the body of a woman was recovered from her flooded home. Another woman has swept away in her car. Firefighters said she is missing.

Videos on social media showed stormy waves hitting the beaches on the Ionian islands of Kefalonia and Zakynthos.
Flights and ferry services were canceled, train services connecting the north and south of the country have been cut. Tourists were asked to stay indoors.

Winds of up to 120km/h (75mph) blew in the city of Karditsa north of Athens as Lanos targeted Greece overnight. Strong winds destroyed trees, power lines, and caused landslides as well.

“We’re dealing with a total catastrophe,” said Nikolaos Gousios, a resident of nearby Farsala village.

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