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. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greece floods kill 2; hundreds of homes damaged

Weekend storms slam Athens, causing heavy rains, mudslides

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

A man walks past a car moved by the force of flood water after storms in Kineta village.
Photo: 42 miles

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.

A man walks past a car moved by the force of flood water after storms in Kineta village.
Photo: 42 miles

Some roads remained closed Monday on the French Riviera, and rivers are still rising in Italy after the weekend flooding.

A man walks past a car moved by the force of flood water after storms in Kineta villag.
Photo: 42 miles

In northern Italy, a woman was found dead after the Bomida river swept away her car. Rescuers are also searching for possible victims after a landslide caused the collapse of a stretch of an elevated highway near the flooded city of Savona.

A man walks past a car moved by the force of flood water after storms in Kineta village.
Photo: 42 miles

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