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3 more found dead in deadly Greek flood, raising total to 19

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A man drops buckets with mud outside his house in Mandra western Athens, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Three more bodies have been found in the aftermath of deadly flash floods that struck near Athens, killing at least 19. The fire department said search and rescue efforts continued to locate three more poeple, all reported missing in the Mandra district which was the area hardest hit.

ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities say three more people have been found dead from a flash flood that hit a district west of Athens, raising the overall death toll to 19.

The fire department says the body of a man was found Saturday on the grounds of a factory near the suburb of Mandra, 16 miles northwest of the Greek capital.

The coast guard also announced Saturday that a patrol ship had found the bodies of two men in the sea south of Mandra. A spokeswoman said the men, 59 and 29, had been identified at a hospital by their relatives.

All three bodies belonged to people known to have been missing since the flood hit Wednesday. Three more are still missing.