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Greece floods: State of emergency declared

20 October 2010 Last updated at 08:06 BST

Greek authorities have declared a state of emergency on the Aegean Sea islands of Ikaria and Chios after flash floods left two people dead.

The fire service said a 34-year-old man was found dead on Ikaria on Tuesday in the ruins of his secluded house, which was demolished by flood waters after heavy rains.

It also said an elderly motorist drowned when a stream carried off his car on Chios, north of Ikaria on Monday.

Another ten people were trapped in their cars and had to be rescue. Authorities received 450 calls from owners of flooded homes and businesses.