Torrential rain in Thessaloniki traps students, British tourists in White Tower
Torrential rain in Thessaloniki on Thursday trapped Greek and foreign visitors in the iconic White Tower in the city, when water collected at the entrance that lies below street level, prevented them from exiting.
Students from a primary school in the prefecture of Magnesia and British tourists managed to leave through the ground-floor window of the building after the fire brigade sawed through the bars. All were in good health.
Another building to suffer from flooding was the 7th-century Agia Sofia (Tis tou Theou Sofias), a UNESCO-recognized monument that serves as the cathedral of Thessaloniki, when rainwater flooded the church.