Greece searches for the missing after deadly floods

Rescue teams in central Greece are searching for at least six people who are missing after flash floods that killed 15 people.

Some roads have reopened in the three hardest-hit towns near the capital, Athens. But schools and other public services remain closed.

Many people have been left homeless after their houses were inundated.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced a state of national mourning over the “disastrous flood”.

Bad weather is expected to continue on Thursday.

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Car wreckages are piled up in a flooded street of Mandra, northwest of AthensImage copyright AFP
Image caption The force of the water moved vehicles, and damaged walls and roofs
The damaged furniture of a shop is covered with mud, in Mandra, northwest of AthensImage copyright AFP
Image caption Mr Tsipras vowed to provide aid to the victims and ensure they were housed safely
Part of a destroyed house is seen following heavy rainfall in the town of MandraImage copyright Reuters
Image caption The towns of Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, west of Athens, were the hardest-hit
People look on a bus and cars submerged in a flooded road, in Mandra, near AthensImage copyright

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