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Greek Flooding Toll Teaches 19, As More Bodies Found

Athens (November 18, 2017): Greek police and emergency workers rescued three bodies in flood-hit areas west of Athens on Saturday, bringing the death toll since Wednesday to 19.

The bodies of three men discovered on Saturday, aged 28, 58, and 35, have been identified by their families.

Two of the bodies found Saturday were fished out of the gulf of Eleusis, near the town of Mandra west of Athens, by port police.The bodies were those of two men, aged 35 and 55, a police official said.

Meanwhile in Mandra itself, rescue workers uncovered a third body buried in the mud.

The freak flood struck early on Wednesday the towns of Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, some 50 kilometres west of Athens.

Before the latest discoveries, the flood toll stood at 16 dead and six missing.