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Flash floods kill at least 10 in downpour near Athens

MANDRA, Greece - At least 10 people died in flash floods in Greece on Wednesday in the most deadly such incident in recent years when a torrent of red mud swept through towns west of the capital Athens after heavy rain, authorities said.
Torrential rain of this type is uncommon in Greece, where poor infrastructure can leave citizens vulnerable to flooding.
The overnight deluge turned roads in the industrial towns of Nea Peramos and Mandra, about 27 km (17 miles) west of Athens, into fast-flowing rivers and trapped dozens of people in their homes or cars.
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