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Deadly storm hits northern Greece

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The storm hit the northern Halkidiki region, toppling trees and power pylons, cutting power and blocking roads.

Six people have died in a powerful storm in northern Greece.

Emergency services officials said around 65 people had been injured, of whom 35 were taken to hospital, after the storm hit the northern Halkidiki region late on Wednesday, toppling trees and power pylons, cutting power and blocking roads.

A man rides a bicycle among debris after a storm at Nea Plagia village in the Halkidiki region of northern Greece
A man rides a bicycle among debris after a storm in Nea Plagia village in the Halkidiki region (Giannis Moisiadis/InTime News via AP)

Another two were killed by falling trees.

Debris after a storm on a beach in Vergia village in the Halkidiki region of northern Greece
Debris on a beach in Vergia village (Giannis Moisiadis/InTime News via AP)

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