Hailstorms, heavy rain, and gale-forced winds slammed the Halkidiki region of northern Greece last night, killing at least seven people, the UPI website reports today (July 11, 2019).
The unusual storm arrived near the popular vacation area of Thessaloniki and lasted for about 15 minutes.
Officials said about 30 people were hurt.
"It is the first time in my 25-year career that I have lived through something like this," Athanasios Kaltsas, director of the Nea Moudania Medical Center, said. "It was so abrupt and so sudden."