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No Armenians affected by Greece storm

No Armenians have been affected by a violent storm that swept across a region of northern Greece that left six tourist killed and at least 30 others injured.

Gale-force winds, heavy rain and hailstorms lashed Halkidiki, near the city of Thessaloniki, late on Wednesday, officials say.

A Czech couple died when their caravan was blown away, and two Romanians and two Russians were also killed.

“According to preliminary data, no Armenian nationals or ethnic Armenians were affected by the storm,” the Armenian Embassy in Greece said.

A state of emergency was declared and more than 100 rescue workers deployed.

Charalambos Steriadis, head of civil protection in northern Greece, described it as an “unprecedented phenomenon”.

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