The governor of the prefecture of Attica, Rena Dourou, has been summoned by a prosecutor as a suspect for the floods west of Athens in 2017 that claimed the lives of 23 people.
According to Kathimerini daily, other local officials have also been summoned to testify for the disaster in the town of Mandra and other nearby places.
The suspects will be giving their depositions to the West Attica Police Directorate so that the file can then be sent back to the Athens Prosecutor’s Office, which will determine whether there are grounds for criminal charges.
Last July, a report by Public Administration Inspector General Maria Papaspyrou blamed forestry officials, elected municipal officers, and engineers from the private sector for the disaster, but did not point the figure at Dourou.
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