(Washington Examiner) Six people are dead and dozens more injured after a short but intense storm flipped cars and destroyed buildings in northern Greece.

Panic reigned in the Halkidiki region of Greece late Wednesday as the storm, complete with fierce winds and hail, made landfall along beaches popular with tourists. Haris Lazaridis, owner of a local tavern where two people were killed, described the scene to AFP.

“There was panic, people were howling and running to hide inside,” Lazaridis said. “For five minutes it was hellish.”

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