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A view of a flooded area of the village of Bourtzi, following flash floods on the island of Evia, in Greece, on Aug. 9, 2020. (Sotiris Dimitropoulos/Eurokinissi via Reuters)

A view of a flooded area of the village of Bourtzi, following flash floods on the island of Evia, in Greece, on Aug. 9, 2020. (Sotiris Dimitropoulos/Eurokinissi via Reuters)

ATHENS—At least five people were killed when torrential rain and thunderstorms caused flash flooding on the Greek island of Evia over the weekend, officials said on Sunday.

Most of the victims, including a baby, were found in or near their homes in Evia, northeast of Athens, fire brigade officials said. Rescuers were still searching for two people who were reported missing.

The fire department received hundreds of calls to pump water from homes and vehicles.

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A view of a destroyed house at the village of Bourtzi, following flash floods on the island of Evia, in Greece, on Aug. 9, 2020. (Sotiris Dimitropoulos/Eurokinissi via Reuters)

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