01 December 2021,   22:23
Heavy flooding on the Greek island of Crete floods homes and damages roads

Heavy flooding on the Greek island of Crete has damaged roads, flooded hundreds of homes and swept cars into the sea. No injuries have been reported, but regional government officials said the island’s road network had been damaged.

Eight people have been rescued by fire service authorities after becoming trapped in vehicles or homes.

The floods were caused by torrential rainfall in the early hours of Tuesday morning, which is expected to continue into Thursday. Authorities said the worst damage has occurred east of the island’s capital, Heraklion, in small towns and villages, where schools were closed and residents were advised to stay indoors.