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Fire-Fighter Found Dead During Rescue Operation in Northern Greece

February 1, 2021

ALEXANDROUPOLIS — The fire-fighter swept away by floodwater during a rescue operation in the village Apalou was found dead on Monday afternoon, the deputy regional governor of the Evros region, Dimitris Petrovits, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).

The fire fighter was swept away by fast-flowing water that flooded the roads in the Apalou region as a result of the torrential rains on Sunday night. He was riding on a vehicle that was part of a rescue operation to take children and teachers at a kindergarten to safety.

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