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Greece: Body recovered, bringing flood death toll to 21

Workers work to remove a car from the entrance of a house in the town of Mandra, western Athens, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. A major flash flood on Wednesday left at least 16 people dead, turned streets into torrents of mud and debris that swept away cars, collapsed walls and submerged parts of a major highway. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 20, 2017 - 11:55 PM

ATHENS, Greece - Greece's fire department says search crews have recovered the body of a one person missing since deadly floods struck near Athens last week, bringing the death toll to 21.

The man's body was recovered Tuesday in the Mandra district west of Athens, the area hardest hit by the floods and where the vast majority of fatalities occurred.

Disaster response crews continue to search for one more missing person.

Wednesday's floods turned roads into raging torrents of mud and debris, flung cars into buildings, swept away walls and inundated a section of a major highway. Nearly 1,000 buildings, mostly homes and small businesses in the modest working-class district of Mandra and nearby Nea Peramos, were damaged.

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