Storm Daniel scourges Greece, Türkiye and Bulgaria: victims and missing

There are also several injured

The death toll from ‘Storm Daniel’ is at least 10, which is currently scourging Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria with violent storms and consequent floods. In Greece the authorities speak of two dead and three missing after two days of heavy rainfall in the center and south of the country.

Today the body of an 85-year-old woman was found in a village in the Pelion area, while yesterday a man was killed by the collapse of a wall caused by rain in the coastal city of Volos. Emergency crews are also working to track down three missing persons.

There are two victims of bad weather in Istanbul where there are also several injured, as reported today by the Turkish Interior Minister, Ali Yerlikaya. This brings the death toll from bad weather to 5 Türkiyewith three people killed in the western region, near the borders with Greece and Bulgaria.

The rains that have been plaguing Istanbul for two days last night caused flooding in two districts, with cars overwhelmed by water and mud. Water has also invaded the building of a public library which has been evacuated, explained Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, stressing that Turkey must prepare for these extreme weather events caused by climate change. The torrential rains come after a long spell of drought and record heat, with water reserves in Istanbul, which has 16 million people, at their lowest level since 2014.

The provisional death toll rose to three today Bulgaria of the bad weather that is affecting the Black Sea coast, in particular the town of Tsarevo, with one person who is missing. According to government estimates, four times the seasonal average rain fell in the last 24 hours, causing flooding of streets, homes and disruption of electricity supplies.