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Greece Floods Kill 2; Hundreds of Homes Damaged (Vid)

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People inspect a damaged road after storms in Kineta village. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

ATHENS - Authorities in Greece say two people have died and hundreds of homes have been flooded following an overnight storm that affected areas west of Athens.

The bodies of the two men believed to be tourists were recovered late Sunday and early Monday near the port of Antirio, 250 kilometers (155 miles) west of Athens after a sailboat they were using was caught in the severe weather.

Torrential rain and mudslides caused the closure of the highway linking the Greek capital to the western port city of Patras.

The worst flooding occurred at the seaside resort of Kineta, where mudslides came from a nearby fire-damaged hillside. Several dozen people trapped in their cars and in flooded homes were rescued by the Fire Service, the agency said.

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A man walks past a car moved by the force of flood water after storms in Kineta village, about 68 Kilometers (42 miles) west of Athens, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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A man walks past a car moved by the force of flood water after storms in Kineta village, about 68 Kilometers (42 miles) west of Athens, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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