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    A tourist is reflected in a rain puddle as she walks past the 2,400-year-old temple of Ifestos in the ancient Agora of Athens, Greece

    Flash Floods Hit Northern Athens Following Heavy Rainfall (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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    Earlier, several large wildfires occurred in Greece, according to the latest data, with a death toll of 83 people; in the Attica region, a state of emergency was declared.

    The floods were caused by a strong storm that hit Athens on Thursday. The police blocked, for security reasons, the main roads in the suburbs of Kisiphia and Nea Eritrea.

    The fire service of Athens received 140 calls from citizens asking for help, in particular regarding pumping out water from flooded houses.

    READ MORE: WATCH Horrific Fire Rage Out of Control in Greece Forcing People to Flee

    Recently, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a three-day mourning for the dead in the country's wildfires; the Greek prosecutor's office has begun investigating the fires.

    Rescue teams continue to search for missing people.

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