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At least 30 dead in Serbia and Bosnia after worst floods in a century

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At least 30 dead in Serbia and Bosnia after worst floods in a century

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At least 30 people have been killed in floods in Bosnia and Serbia in the last three days.

Tens of thousands of people have been forced out of their houses after the worst floods in the Balkans since records began 120 years ago. Hundreds have also been evacuated from their homes in Croatia.

The heavy rains caused around 300 landslides in Bosnia, burying houses and cars.They also swept away signs marking land mines left over from the war, raising fears of more injury and death.

In Belgrade more than 15-thousand people were forced to find shelter in schools and sports halls.

Serbian emergency workers worked to evacuate people from flooded areas along the Sava river near Belgrade.

Volunteers were bussed in from around the country to help fill sandbags and build barricades, in an attempt to stop the Sava river pushing through flood defences.

A new wave of flooding on the Sava River was forecast to hit on Sunday evening.