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Balkans flooding: more rain expected as emergency services evacuate towns

17/05/14 01:36 CET

Villages and towns in Serbia remain submerged as authorities struggle to evacuate more than 25,000 people threatened by the country’s worst floods in 120 years.

Four-month’s worth of rainfall has hit the country in just 40 hours, and experts warn there is more to come.

The country declared a state of emergency on Friday to cope with the crisis. Speaking at the emergency situation HQ the prime minister Aleksandar Vucic said:

“The damage is of biblical proportions and I don’t dare to talk about human lives and all that is because of the river Sava . There has never been such a disaster in Serbian history.”

The floods which have already claimed five lives were also wreaking havoc in Bosnia. The government made an international appeal for help as citizens saw their homes swept away by landslides.

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