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Balkans: torrential rain causes fresh floods

Balkans: torrential rain causes fresh floods
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Torrential rain in the Balkans have caused fresh flooding. In Croatia around 2,000 people needed to be evacuated southwest of Zagreb.

Surging river waters rose at the rate of ten centimeters per hour.

Sandbags are in short supply, as homeowner Jure Krneta pointed out: “We have no sandbags or sand. That’s the worst. The government has dissolved the local authorities. There is no explanation whatsoever.”

Neighbouring Slovenia was also hit in eastern and south-central regions.

At least one person was killed and another reported missing after their car plunged into a stream after a river burst its banks.

Dozens of country roads have been closed because of the flooding and landslides.

These floods come four months after Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia were hit by the heaviest rainfall since records began over one century ago.

Water levels are expected to subside over the next few days.