11 Jul 2019 21:33

Russian Consulate General finding out circumstances of Russians' deaths during storm in Greece

MOSCOW. July 11 (Interfax) - The Russian Consulate General in Thessaloniki, Greece, is trying to find out the circumstances surrounding the death of a Russian tourist and his son during a storm on the Halkidiki peninsula.

"A Russian family of five, including three children, had come for a holiday to Greece. The father and his two-year-old son were caught in a storm during a walk outside. They tried to find shelter under a tree, which fell on them because of gusty wind. Both died on the spot," Russian Consul General Alexander Shcherbakov told the Rossiya-24 television channel on Thursday.

The consulate contacted the man's wife by telephone and is in touch with the travel agency. "We are investigating what happened," Shcherbakov said.

It was reported that a storm in Halkidiki on Thursday killed six foreign tourists, including two Russians from Rostov-on-Don.