© AP /Petros Giannakouris
A search operation currently underway in the area of Mires, Heraklion region on Crete, to locate four persons that were passengers in a car that was swept away by flood waters at the passage of Geropotamos.

According to police in the car were three women and a man. The rescue team started searching the area at 01:00 on Sunday.

A strong force of firemen and an army helicopter are searching the area assisted by a drone and a Disasters Special Unit (EMAK) vessel.