Two Belgian tourists have drowned in Rethymnon, Crete, according to reports carried in local Greek media on Sunday and confirmed by the Foreign Ministry.
Despite warnings that the sea was dangerous, the two victims went into the water and were soon in difficulty. They were brought back to the beach by the rescue services and taken to a nearby hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
According to Greek media, the deceased were both middle-aged men. While confirming the deaths, the Foreign Ministry gave no further details on the victims.