UPD.5: One by one the death toll is rising as a new body was recovered bringing the number to 14.
Most of the dead were trapped inside small apartments that are in basements.
UPD.4: The death toll is rising, making this national catastrophe. The number of the dead people is now 13.
UPD.3: There seems to be no end to the bad news that come from Mandra. A tenth dead body was recovered in the area, while SAR operations continue…
UPD.2: Unfortunately, one more dead body was recovered raining the death toll from the unprecedented floods at Mandra to nine.
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The death toll in the flood-stricken region of Mandra has risen to eight people, according to the National Health Centre. The people fell victims to massive floods and mudslides that covered the streets and inundated their houses when heavy rainfalls on Wednesday morning. The Greek coast guard found two bodies The fire department speaks officially of 2 to 3 missing persons. The woman, believed to be 75-80 years old was found dead on Koropouli street. She lived on the ground floor of the building on 8 Koropouli street. Her neighbours said they could hear her calling for help since early in the morning as the water started rushing into her home from the street. A neighbour unsuccessfully tried to pull her out of her house. The second victim was an 85-year-old man and was also found dead in his house, while the third person is a also a man believed to be about 65 years old, who according to the fire department was swept away by the water and ended up in a backyard. The fourth man is believed to be in his mid-50ss. Torrents of rain started falling at 3.30am on Wednesday morning causing serious problems to the road network, with cars being swept away and houses being flooded. The waters level of the flood reached up to 1.5 metres in some points. The Attica regional government decided for schools in Nea Peramos and Mandra to remain closed.