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Greek Court Clears Former Governor, Others Over Deadly 2017 Flood

ATHENS – After finding the former mayor of the town of Mandra and eight public workers and officials guilty of manslaughter by negligence in a 2017 flood that killed 25 people, a court acquitted the former governor of Attica, Rena Dourou.

She was serving the then-ruling Radical Left SYRIZA but was cleared along with 12 other defendants, including workers from the forestry, town planning service and stream clearing services over the catastrophe.

There was no report why the three-judge panel made the decision after evidence and claims that failure to clear areas allowed rainwater to mass and create the deadly flood that also caused widespread damage.

Dourou, who had been accused as well of dereliction of duty, is also facing charges over her response to the July 23, 2018 wildfires that killed 102 people and nearly wiped out the seaside village of Mati northeast of the Greek capital.

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