Medicane Ianos turns towards Crete after sweeping across Greece

Two dead, one missing and nearly a thousand rescued as floods damage Thessaly in wake of rare Mediterranean storm

After pounding parts of western and central Greece meteorologists have predicted a rare Mediterranean hurricane-like storm, or medicane, is headed south towards the island of Crete.

Authorities struggling to contain the impact of the cyclone, Medicane Ianos, said two people had died and at least one was missing as torrential rain and gale-force winds wielded a trail of destruction.

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