111-year-old bridge collapses in flood waters in Greece

During a live broadcast in Greece, residents screamed as they watched the local landmark stone bridge collapse as overflowing river flood waters smashed into it. Courtesy: NBC/RTV/NEA TV CRETE
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CRETE, Greece (NBC/RTV/NEA TV CRETE) — Flood waters in Greece claimed the life of one farmer and struck down a 111-year-old bridge on the island of Crete Monday.

During a live broadcast in Greece, residents screamed as they watched the local landmark stone bridge collapse as overflowing river flood waters smashed into it.

Other bridges and buildings on the island were damaged.

Streets and homes were flooded and toppled trees damaged cars.

Authorities found the body of the 61-year-old farmer and father of five on the banks of the river.

They had been searching for him after his car was swept by floods.



 
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