Tour company charged after hikers die in Greek flood
Two owners of a Greek adventure tour company have been charged with manslaughter and negligence after six people were killed on a hike during...
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ATHENS, Greece — Two owners of a Greek adventure tour company have been charged with manslaughter and negligence after six people were killed on a hike during weekend floods in southern Greece, court authorities said.
Two people remain missing near the village of Dimitsana, about 110 miles southwest of Athens, along the Lousios River, where dozens of rescuers and volunteers continued a search hampered by heavy rain.
Ten hikers were rescued following the incident late Saturday. In the nearby city of Tripoli, state coroner Nikos Kalogrias said all six hikers had drowned, after their bodies were recovered Sunday and examined for cause of death.
The tour company insisted it had taken necessary precautions. "All the required safety measures were taken ... there was no indication that the level of the river would fluctuate during the excursion," a statement from the No Limits tour company said.
A flash flood swept away the hikers alongside the mountain river. The dead were identified as four women and two men, all Greek nationals aged 23-36.
The group was on an organized three-day hiking trip in the picturesque Lousios valley, a popular adventure holiday destination.
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