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Four people have tragically lost their lives over the last 48 hours as severe storms have hit parts of Greece.

On Rhodes island, a 75-year-old woman was found dead after her basement room flooded, and on Kos, another woman drowned after going for a swim in the sea during bad weather.

The woman from Ialyssos in Rhodes was found dead on Monday night after her home flooded and she was not able to get up from her bed due to a disability.

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On Monday, the bodies of two men were recovered near the port of Antirrio, after their sailboat capsized in the severe weather.

In parts of western Greece, hundreds of homes were flooded after heavy overnight rainfall.

Torrential rain and mudslides caused the closure of the highway linking the Greek capital to the western port city of Patras.

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According to reports, the worst flooding occurred at the seaside resort of Kineta, which was previously struck by forest fires. Several dozen people trapped in their cars and in flooded homes were rescued by the Fire Service, the agency said.

The emergency services were able to rescue dozens of people who were trapped in their cars and homes in the area.

Schools in Attica will also remain closed this morning on Tuesday, November 26 as flooding has caused severe damage and delays.