vacationers from the Czech Republic, Romania and Russia had been amongst individuals who died within the storms. Of the sufferers have been youngsters.

"it's miles the first time in my 25-year career that i have lived through something like this," stated Athansios Kaltsas, director of the Nea Moudania clinical Centre, wherein some of the injured had been receiving remedy.

"It turned into so abrupt, and so surprising," he delivered.

Six who died had been all vacationers

of the victims were elderly Czech tourists who have been killed when sturdy winds and water destroyed their camper van, in line with police.

A lady and an 8-12 months-antique boy, both Romanian nationals, were killed after a roof caved in at a eating place in Nea Plagia.

two Russian nationals, one among whom was a boy, additionally perished after a tree collapsed close to their inn inside the coastal town of Potidea, authorities confirmed.

"Six tourists have been killed and at least 30 people have been injured at some stage in this cyclone," Charalambos Steriadis, head of civil protection in northern Greece, said.

Steriadis added that Halkidiki had declared a nation of emergency.

indeed, the tornadoes and hailstorms that prompted the destruction came after a duration of warm weather, with temperatures as excessive as forty levels Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).

jsi/sms (AFP, dpa, Reuters, AFP)