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Over 200,000 animals died from the floods in Greece

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Minister of Rural Development and Food, Lefteris Avgenakis, has reported that over 200,000 animals have succumbed to the effects of storm Daniel in Thessaly, central Greece.

This grim tally has been officially registered with the Hellenic Agricultural Insurance Organization (ELGA).

From the Crisis Coordination Center in Larissa, Avgenakis revealed the staggering figures: 61,786 sheep and goats, 19,355 pigs, 5,306 head of cattle, and 123,810 birds have tragically perished, according to Ekathimerini.

Over 200,000 animals died from storm Daniel in Thessaly, central Greece. Photo: Ekathimerini.

Due to challenging conditions, reaching the affected livestock units has proven to be a significant hurdle, leading to complications in the proper handling and disposal of deceased animals.

Avgenakis emphasized that safeguarding public health is a collective responsibility. He urged individuals to take precautionary measures to mitigate potential health risks.

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Source: Ekathimerini

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