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Clean-up begins in Romania after deadly floods

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Clean-up begins in Romania after deadly floods


Several areas of Romania remain under threat of more flooding after torrential downpours this week caused rivers to burst their banks.

Hundreds of villagers in several southwestern counties were forced to flee their homes and take shelter in schools and police stations. At least two people are believed to have died as a result of the floods.

A clean-up operation has begun in some areas.

Romania’s environmental authority said rivers in the affected areas rose to levels only seen every 200 years.

In neighbouring Hungary, heavy rain has battered western areas of the country.

Several areas including the capital Budapest had been warned of thunderstorms accompanied by high winds.

Hungary’s natural disaster agency said some trees had come down. Minor damage to houses and flooding was also reported.

In the past few months, floods have killed at least 50 people in Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia.

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